University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS)

The University of Health and Allied Sciences was established by an Act of Parliament (ACT 828 of December 2011) as a public university in Ghana. The main campus including the central administration is in Ho. A second campus is located in Hohoe. AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the University of Health and Allied Sciences to be a pre-eminent research and practically orientated health educational institution dedicated to community service and to provide for related matters. Click to download the full ACT. ( >> UHAS ACT, ACT 828 DECEMBER 2011 ). The late President J.E.A Mills inaugurated a seven-member Interim Council on February 7, 2012 under Section 40 (Transitional Provisions) of the University of Health and Allied Sciences Act, 2011, Act 828 to oversee the running of the University for “a period not exceeding two years”. He also mandated the interim council to ensure that the university admitted its pioneer students by September 2012.

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Prior to the establishment of the Interim Council, preparatory work for the University was handled by an Implementation Committee chaired by Dr. Christina Amoako-Nuama, an advisor to the President in charge of Policy Co-ordination in the Office of the President. The Implementation Committee was set up to initiate action on the Final Report submitted to Government by the Planning Committee (Chaired by Prof. Samuel K. Sefa-Dedeh) on the Establishment of Two Public Universities: The University of Health and Allied Sciences and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, respectively. The Interim Council appointed Professor Fred Newton Binka, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, as foundation Vice-Chancellor.

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The university consists of 7 school, which are:


  • To provide higher education in the Health Sciences through teaching and research for persons suitably qualified and capable of benefitting from such education.
  • To disseminate knowledge and the results of research and their applications to the needs and aspirations of the people of Ghana.
  • To provide clinical and other skills services to contribute positively to improving the health status and overall quality of life, and foster partnerships with outside persons and bodies.

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UHAS seeks to be a pre-eminent health research educational institution dedicated to community service. We shall realise this vision by taking innovative approaches to research, teaching and engagement with society, informed by a culture of scholarship, academic and service excellence.

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UHAS will provide quality education, advance knowledge through scholarship and research that improves health and quality of life.

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UHAS sets high standards of behaviour, promoting traditional values which underpin life-long learning and achievement. We believe that academic success flourishes within an ethos of clear expectations. We aim to foster the desire to learn and a love of learning which will continue into adult life. We will prepare our students as global citizens of a changing world, and equip them with the resources to interpret and deal with change. Our values and ethos are enshrined in four beliefs that underpin our behaviour and how we conduct ourselves and our business as the pre-eminent health research and educational institution: Excellence; Integrity; Innovations; Service and Care. UHAS approach is traditional in many ways, offering a proven quality education with a vision for the future. We are a school of opportunity, diversity and success, enabling students to achieve high standards within a caring community. We aim for students to develop socially as well as academically, be confident about themselves, motivated by a strong sense of personal worth and show consideration for others.

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Our behaviour and actions will be guided by our collective beliefs in:

  • Excellence: The mark of excellence will influence all we do and deliver and the outcomes of our actions will be of the highest possible standard.
  • Innovation: In our fast changing world, we will adapt quickly and increase our pace of learning and application using the most creative approaches.
  • Integrity: We will be known as a community of practitioner scholars who abide by the highest code of ethics and exhibit integrity in all our actions and behaviours.
  • Service & Care: We commit to the highest standard of service and care with a strong passion for the holistic wellbeing of our communities.

The core values and institutional philosophy of the University of Health and Allied Sciences are as follows:

  • Work with integrity and maintain an empowering environment based on mutual trust, respect and partnership among academic and non-academic staff, students and external units.
  • Apply innovative educational approaches and technologies (including distance learning) to enhance access to programmes with a focus to train high calibre health professionals at all levels of education.
  • Use modern information and communications technology and other educational tools to drive its programmes wherever possible.
  • Seek, through research and clinical service, to be relevant to the health needs of Ghana and beyond, with future programmes relating to emerging challenges and trends in both the health and educational sectors.
  • Be practically oriented by emphasising community work as a compulsory component of all programmes offered in the University.
  • Adopt a semester system with part of the long vacation devoted to field work and practical attachments in various district hospitals.
  • Develop curricula that entail an effective balance between academic knowledge and competencies required in the world of work.
  • Collaborate with the Ministries of Health and Education, other Ministries, Departments and Agencies, professional bodies, the private sector and international institutions, in the attainment of the mission of the University.


Adresse_Grafix  Adresse: University of Health and Allied Sciences, PMB 31, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana


  Telefon:    +233 362 196122    oder    +233 245 125359


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