VECD Fellowship Site Director:
- Maternal and Child Health
The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 and is the oldest and largest university in Ghana. Over 38,000 students are enrolled in the university, including those enrolled in regular programs, sandwich programs, and distance education, as well as students from affiliate institutions. The College of Health Sciences, as well as Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Allied Health Sciences, are located at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), the only tertiary care center in southern Ghana.
KBTH was built in 1923 and has been affiliated with the University of Ghana since 1962. As the third largest hospital in Africa and the leading national referral center in Ghana, KBTH has more than 2000 beds and sees approximately 1500 patients per day across a range of clinical departments, including dentistry, child health, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, radiology, anesthesia, and surgery.