PROFILE OF PROFESSOR HARRY TAGBOR
Professor Harry Tagbor is the Dean of the School of Medicine of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho. He represents convocation (professorial) on the UHAS Governing Council.
He graduated from the School of Medical Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1993 as a medical doctor and began his medical career in the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital in the Asante Akyem North district of the Ashanti region. He later accepted reposting to the Nkoranza district of the Brong Ahafo where he worked at the St Theresa’s Hospital from 1995 to 2006. He dedicated himself fully to providing quality health service to all Ghanaians living in that district and beyond. The Catholic Diocese of Sunyani in recognition of his dedicated service adjudged him the Best Diocesan Doctor in 1999. He also received a citation from the chiefs and district assembly on behalf of the people of Nkoranza in recognition of meritorious service in 2004. During this period while working as a full-time clinician in the hospital, he also doubled as the District Director of Health Services. He obtained a Doctorate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK in 2005 with funding from the Gates Foundation.
He joined the School of Medical Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as a Lecturer in October 2006 and served KNUST in many ways at various points of time. He was the Head of Department of Community Health of the School of Medical Sciences from 2012 to 2014 and the Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Public Health from 2014 to 2016. Apart from teaching and research, he had keen interest in mentoring faculty members to enable them perform optimally and was involved in efforts to strengthen capacity for postgraduate training in the University.