One of Ghana’s renowned Physicians in Reproductive Health and a supporter of women’s rightsProf Torgbor Sai has died at age 95.He died on Tuesday September 19,2019.
The UNFPA Ghana Office confirmed his death in a facebook post and expressed condolences to the family.
The 2006 recipient of one Ghana’s highest awards, Order of the Star of Ghana is the father of former minister under the Kufuor administration, Florence Oboshie Sai-Coffie.
Based on Sai’s advocacy, in 2007, the government of John Agyekum Kufuor introduced free maternal health services as an avenue to reduce maternal mortality among adolescent girls and young women.
He has also served as Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. His passion to support more women to read Basic and Applied Sciences at the University became evident after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Cairo in 1994.
Having won the Prince Mahidol Award in Bangkok in 1995, for International Leadership and Advocacy of Gender Equity, Reproductive Health, Family Planning and Population, he donated $20,000 of his prize money to the University of Ghana towards the establishment of a fund to encourage women to read courses in the under-represented fields of science.