Kintampo College of Health and Wellbeing (CoHK)

Kintampo College2The college of Health and well-Being started as the Rural health Training school (RHTS) with the first batch of Medical Assistants now Physician Assistants in 1969. This was followed by the introduction of Technical officer in Nutrition and Disease control in 1976 and 1977 respectively. The programmes continued to increase in response to the needs of the MoH/GHS. The school currently offers ten (10) programmes. These programmes are: Physician Assistants (Direct and post-Basic) Community oral health officer (post-Basic), Technical officer (Nutrition, Disease Control, Health information, Laboratory Technology, Community Mental Health, Health Promotion) Registered Dental surgery Assistants. There are also two certificate courses which are Field Technician (Disease control) and Health Record Management officers. The current student population is 2,240 and only 540 or 23% are in college residence: the majority of students stay in private hostels. The college has a vision “To be a world class Health University that responds to the health needs of Communities”. The mission is “To educate and train well motivated, knowledgeable and skilful health professionals who are capable of providing quality services to all people in all settings especially remote and underserved communities. The college has 50 tutorial staff and 39 support staff making a total of 89.



During the course of our lives, one-in-four of us will experience a mental illness. This figure is roughly the same the world over. What differs is the care and support that mentally ill people  receive? In  Ghana,  hardly  anybody  with  a  mental  illness  will  come  into  contact  with  a  trained  mental  health professional. Untreated, illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia and psychosis can have a devastating effect on individuals and their families. This shocking gap in treatment is the result of a severe lack of health workers with  the  necessary  skills  and  motivation  to  make  a  difference:  there  are  only  18  psychiatrists  in  the  whole country (in the UK there are 6,000).To bridge this gap, developing training programmes have been to equip Ghana with a world-class and sustainable community mental health service. In 2011, the first cohort of new mental health workers were qualified and began practising in rural communities where there were previously little or no services. Almost 200 new community mental health professionals are in the meanwhile out in the field,  bringing  hope  to  people  with  mental  illness  and  to  their  families. In the next few years, the aim is to train hundreds more, giving everyone in Ghana access to mental health care. To make the progress permanent and sustainable, there is more to do than just train people. That’s why there is also a focus on supporting people after they’ve graduated from their regular training programmes. The aim is to create  professional  networks  and  ongoing  development  so  the  workforce  can  stay  in  touch  and  share  skills, experience  and  motivation.  The  project  also  supplies  vital  learning  materials  like  textbooks  and  other equipment which are in very short  supply in Ghana. Funded by charitable grants and donations from people who support the cause.


Dr. Emmanuel Teye Adjase was appointed Director of what was then the Kintampo Rural Health Training School (KRHTS) in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana in September 2000. He is a Medical Doctor by training and he is a Public Health Physician Specialist with rich experience in Health Systems Management and Human Resource Development. Prior to appointment as Director of KRHTS, he has undertaken clinical work in hospitals in Ghana and served as Municipal & District Director of Health Services for nearly a decade and a half providing services  to  urban,  peri-urban  and  rural  folks.  He  has  been  extensively  involved  in  human  resource  for  health development  policy  formulation  and  implementation  and  is  a  member  of  the  Ghana  Health  Workforce Observatory as well as a resource person on many health courses including District Health Systems Operations and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). Dr. Adjase is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kintampo Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme  –  an affiliate of the National Health Insurance  Scheme (NHIS)  in  Ghana.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Ghana  Medical  Association  and  an  elected  member  of  the  Ghana Medical and Dental Council –  the regulatory body responsible for regulating Medical and Dental practice in the country.

Joseph Owusu-Marfo is ICT Tutor at COHK in Kintampo. As a graduate of University of Ghana (CUCG) he holds  a  Bachelor’s  Degree  in  computer  science  (2009  –  2013).  Currently  Joseph  is  getting a  Master’s  Degree, HEALTH  INFORMATICS  (2014  –  2016)  at  the  Kwame  Nkrumah’  University  of  Science  and  Technology, Kumasi. At Tepa he is responsible for two computer labs with about 80 PCs.


Adresse_Grafix Adresse: College of Health and Well-Being, Kintampo (CoHK) – Kintampo Rural Health Training School P. O. Box 9, Kintampo Ghana, Techiman-Tamale Rd, Kintampo


Telefon: + 233 35 203 8884


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