About College of Health Sciences kintampo
Formerly called Kintampo Rural Health Training School (KRHTS), we are a Ministry of Health college training middle-level health professionals in Ghana. Our student population is 1800 with 50+ full time and 50+ part time tutors. We offer a wide range of courses at both pre-service and service levels.
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Our courses meet Ghana health sector needs particularly in the areas of statistics, epidemiology, disease control & surveillance, reproductive and child health , health information system management, economics of health, environment and health, nutrition and health, health education and promotion, health systems research and project development, financial management, monitoring and evaluation.
We provide a unique environment for intellectual development, attracting highly qualified candidates from the length and breadth of the country. We offer courses to Degree level.
Background to CoHK
We became fully established by the Ministry of Health in 1969. Our mandate is to turn out quality multi-purpose health personnel for the provision of quality health care in the country.
So far, CoHK is the only college of its kind in the country. Our motto, “Educating For Service” has the guiding principle of producing human resource capable of providing health services that are:
- Simple in operation
- Extensive in scope
- Economic in cost and yet
- Efficient in quality.
Since opening, the college has lived up to this principle and turned out hundreds of Medical Assistants, Technical Officers and Field Technicians who have made immense contributions to the reduction of disability, suffering, morbidity and mortality particularly among marginalized populations in Ghana.
We collaborate with the following institutions:
- The School of Public Health – University of Ghana, Legon,
- The Department of Community Health – School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
- University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
- Quasi Government Institutions
- The Military, Police and Prisons
- CHAG Institutions, District Assemblies
- Regional & District Health Administrations and Hospitals
- Population Council (USAID) & JHPIEGO country offices
- University of Utah Medical School and Physician Assistant Programme, Salt Lake City, USA
- Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK
- University of Winchester, UK
We have a library, conference hall and computer laboratory facilities. We are a venue for local and international workshops, conferences and seminars. Teaching and learning is enhanced with the presence of demonstration and syndicate rooms equipped with teaching & learning materials.
Kintampo is the historical centre of Ghana. Located on the main Accra-Techiman–Tamale highway, it provides easy access to major cities and towns in the country and beyond. The town serves as a transit point for local and international travellers and is always booming with commercial activities. There are beautiful waterfalls and game reserves within easy reach with lots of wonderful landscapes that add to the tourist attractions in the area.
We have large body of resident tutorial staff with rich experience and expertise in all aspects of health and health related disciplines. Over fifty part time lecturers and adjunct faculty who are engaged according to their areas of specialization and competences further augment our full time academic staff.