Established in 1994, the University Of Ghana School Of Public Health has trained a majority of the leaders in the health system industry in Ghana. The school is thus the nation’s leading center of excellence for training, research and innovation in public health. The faculty of the school includes renowned researchers contributing to world class scholarly achievement and scientific discovery relating to infectious disease control, reproductive health services and health systems support. The school has built a reputation that has positioned it to implement cross-national projects with collaborators in various institutions around the world. Currently, the school’s portfolio of research projects include those supported through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Commission, the National Institutes of Health of the USA (NIH), the UK Department for International (DFID), Rockefeller Foundation, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organisation (WHO), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Wellcome Trust and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The school is working with the support of these funding agencies to implement projects on a variety of Health systems issues including health systems strengthening, eHealth applications, maternal and newborn health, enhancing the performance of district health managers, strengthening leadership in disaster resilience, improving sanitation and studying health inequalities.
The University Of Ghana School Of Public Health is one of the constituent institutions of College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. The school maintains a close working relationship with existing schools, institutes and faculties of the University. It is one of the few African institutions that subscribe to the philosophy of “Public Health School without walls.”
The School has been responsible for training District Directors for the Ghana Health Service and continues to train different categories of Public Health staff. The School has run a number of short courses in monitoring and evaluation and was recently approved to run a full Master programme in monitoring and evaluation. The University of Ghana School of Public Health has faculty members who are experienced in conducting and analyzing surveys.
The School is headed by a Dean who provides leadership direction. At the various departmental levels, the Heads of Departments offer the needed leadership but are ultimately responsible to the Dean. Our financial operations are guided by the Financial Administration Regulations of the university which seeks to ensure prudent use of financial resources.