Prof. Kwasi Torpey
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 enables these highly trained health professionals perform effectively at District, Regional and National levels within governmental, quasi-governmental, non-governmental and private organizations. Over the years, the school has introduced new programmes as its effort at meeting the specialized skills needed for the transformation of the health sector.
The programs are also available to non-health personnel whose activities have an impact on the environment and public health.
At SPH we believe that properly trained Public Health personnel will offer technical leadership in critical disciplines such as Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Health Informatics and e-Health, Environmental hazards and related-diseases, Occupational Health, Social & Behavioural 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’
The philosophy attempts to achieve an ‘optimum mix’ of classroom and field-work. Our mission is to train Public Health Practitioners who will be leaders and change agents for health development in Ghana in particular and in the wider African context.