Professor Binka holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel. He is currently Professor of Epidemiology and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences Ho, Ghana. He previously served as Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Ghana and the Executive Director and Coordinator of the Secretariat at the INDEPTH Network. He was an Honorary Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Population Sciences at LSHTM from 1994 to 1999 and a member of Ghana’s National Malaria Advisory Committee. He has served on a number of international committees, including as Chairperson of the WHO Tropical Disease Research Task force on Research Capability Strengthening, member of the Board of Directors at the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) in Kenya, and was a founding member of the Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) international network. He received the Rudolf Geigy Award for outstanding contributions to malaria control and health development in Africa in 2001 and the Ronald Ross medal from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2010 for his contributions to malaria research and control.