Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Community Health Department

This partnership is not active.​

Goal: To build leadership informed by science, facilitate formulation of policies and strategies, facilitate the implementation of innovative and cost-effective solutions and assist in monitoring and evaluating reproductive health programs.

The KNUST-SMS was established in 1975 as Ghana’s second medical school, based on a community- and problem-oriented model. A linkage program with the Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins provides support to; 1) build staff capacity; 2) enable faculty exchange between KNUST-SMS and Gates; 3) support collaborative research and advance research training; 4) support local postgraduate training and continuing professional development; 5) support development and improvement of educational infrastructure for learning, teaching and skills training; and 6) support broadband Internet access and library facilities.

Principal Contact:
Dr. Easmon Otupiri, DVM, MPH, PhD (
Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Health
School of Medical Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

University of Ghana

School of Public Health

This partnership is not active.

Established in 1994 to address gaps in professional manpower at the Ministry of Health and health care challenges facing the country, the Ghana School of Public Health created five new departments under this grant, including one for Population, Family and Reproductive Health.  Support from the Gates Institute helped the PFRH department assume a leadership role in MPH and in-service training, faculty research, and programmatic collaboration with other national health institutions.

Principal Contact:
Dr. Richard Adanu, Professor & Dean (
School of Public Health
University of Ghana, Legon