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School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra

The School of Public Health (SPH) was established in 1994, in response to a growing demand for a cadre of Public Health Practitioners who will provide leadership in Public Health reforms in the country primarily to train Public Health Practitioners.

The training received enabled these highly trained health professionals perform effectively at District, Regional and National levels within governmental, quasi-governmental, non-governmental and private organisations. Over the years, the school has introduced new programs as its effort at meeting the specialised skills needed for the transformation of the health sector. The programmess are also available to non-health personnel whose activities have an impact on the environment and public health.

SPH believe that properly trained Public Health personnel will offer technical leadership in critical disciplines such as Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Informatics and eHealth, Environmental hazards and related-diseases, Occupational Health, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Training Research and Planning and in the implementation of specific disease control programmes such as Malaria, AIDS, non-communicable diseases and neglected tropical diseases.

The Philosophy of the school is ‘School of Public Health Without Walls’. To this end SPH programmes have a strong fieldwork component, which affords our students an opportunity to spend six weeks on a field practicum.