General Information on UHAS
The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) was established by an Act of Parliament (Act 828 in December, 2011) 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. The university began operating in September 2012 with 154 students.
UHAS is the first public university to be established in the Volta Region of Ghana and is, so far, the only state university in Ghana that is wholly dedicated to the training of healthcare professionals. Professor Fred Newton Binka, who was at the time Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, was appointed as the foundational Vice Chancellor of UHAS and served in that capacity until July 2016, when he was succeeded by Professor John Gyapong. The current Vice Chancellor is Professor Lydia Aziato, who assumed office in August 2022.
Today, the university runs 22 undergraduate and several postgraduate programmes in eight schools: School of Allied Health Sciences; School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences; School of Medicine; School of Nursing and Midwifery; School of Pharmacy; Fred N. Binka School of Public Health; and School of Sports and Exercise Medicine. The new School of Dentistry is being incubated in the School of Medicine.UHAS also has two institutes, i.e., Institute of Health Research and Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine. A third insitute, Institute of Medical Education, is yet to be established.
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 for learning which will continue into adult life. We prepare our students as global citizens of a changing world, and equip them with the resources to interpret and deal with change. We conduct ourselves and our business as a pre-eminent health institution dedicated to research and community service.
Our approach is traditional in many ways, offering a proven, quality education with a vision for the future. We are a university 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 to show consideration for others.