The Public Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy in Accra, Ghana, Sara Veldhuizen Sealy paid a courtesy call on the Management of the University of Health and Allied Science, Ho (UHAS) as part of her office’s geo-cultural programme.
The mission for the visit was to build a friendly relationship with the University and also to explore possibilities for collaborations.
During the brief meeting, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Owusu Gyapong made a presentation on UHAS covering the vision, mission, academic facilities and the way forward. The University is envisioned to comprise of eleven (11) academic facilities namely School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School Allied Health Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Sports and Exercise Medicine, School of Dentistry, Institute of Medical Education, Institute of Traditional and Alternate Medicine and Institute of Health Research. Out of the eleven (11), only one (1) is built so far, that is School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences. Professor Gyapong therefore used the opportunity to call on the United States government to help with the building of at least one (1) academic facility in UHAS. As a purely health institution dedicated to research and community service, the Vice-Chancellor believes the whole world stands to benefit from any investment made by anybody, institution or nation towards the development of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho.
There was also an opportunity for exchange of souvenirs.
Present at the brief meeting were the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Professor Seth Owusu-Agyei), the Registrar (Dr. Cynthia Sena Kpeglo), the Head of Public Affairs Unit (Mr. Anthony Asempah) and a few members of the University community.