The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) was established by an Act of Parliament and envisioned to become a pre-eminent research and practically oriented health educational institution dedicated to community service. The main campus, including the central administration, is in Ho. A second campus is located in Hohoe.
UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND ALLIED SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTRE
The UHAS research center is located in the Fred N. Binka School of Public Health, Hohoe. The mission is to support the people Hohoe Municipality, Ghana and the sub-region at large to achieve the best possible state of health through effective and sustainable control, elimination and eradication of tropical diseases. In this regard, we follow over 20 years of cutting-edge research into chemotherapy for the elimination of onchocerciasis and other tropical diseases. We have a pro poor mission in our research and we aim to stay focus on addressing tropical diseases that impact underserved populations. These aspirations underpin our collaborations with other institutions in Ghana, rest of Africa and globally.
This Centre has over 30 years of collaborative research with the World Health Organization into new drugs for the elimination of onchocerciasis in Africa. This research center has recently received funding from WHO Special Programme for Research and training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Through recent collaboration with Drug for Neglected Disease International (DNDi), research at UHAS-RC has been boosted with the provision of facilities for early phase drug and vaccine trials.
The vision is to be a center of excellence in tropical disease research and a resource for implementation.
THE FRED NEWTON BINKA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The Fred N. Binka School of Public Health (SPH) is located on the Hohoe Campus, using as incubating facilities the former Onchocerciasis Chemotherapy Research Centre (OCRC), Volta Regional Hospital.
SPH is designed to provide innovation and vision to education and training that will transform the health of Ghanaians. It is expected to produce learners who are ‘health systems’ ready, service and research oriented and dedicated to attain universal health coverage for Ghanaians. Read more
The SPH is currently organized into four departments:
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Department of Family and Community Health.
Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management.
Department of Population and Behavioral Sciences.
Research Team at University of Health and Allied Sciences:
Dr Nicholas O. Opoku
Bismark Senyo Donkor
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Prof Frank E. Baiden
Dr Clement T. Narh
Clinical Research Coordinator
Dr Joyce Der