Professor Sir Eldryd Hugh Owen Parry

KCMG, OBE, BChir, MA, MD, FRCP, FCWACP, Hon FRCS, Hon DSc (Kumasi).

Honorary Fellow
Founder and Trustee, Tropical Health Education Trust

Eldryd Parry read Natural Sciences (for Medicine) and graduated B.Chir in 1955. He trained as a physician in Cardiff, London and Ibadan and spent nearly 23 years in academic medicine in Africa, finally as Professor of Medicine and Dean at Ilorin, Nigeria, and Kumasi, Ghana. In 1988 he founded THET, a charity which helps African medical schools and hospitals to develop the skills of their staff, chiefly through links with their counterparts in Britain. He is the senior editor of the prize-winning Principles of Medicine in Africa (third edition, CUP). He has an honorary DSc (Kumasi), a number of honorary Fellowships and is a founding member of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Amoud University, Somaliland.