family health university college & specialist hospital

OUR HISTORY

Family Health University College started in a garage at 51 Guggisberg Street, Korle Bu in 1997 as a Diagnostic Centre, and was later moved into a rented premise at Zoti Road as Family Health Hospital. In 2007, it was relocated to its permanent site at Teshie, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and directly opposite the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre. As the hospital expanded, the need to train its own health personnel saw the establishment of the Nursing and Midwifery School in 2009.

In addition, on June 2, 2014 the National Accreditation Board (now Ghana Tertiary Education Commission [GTEC]) issued a Certificate of Authorisation to the Family Health Hospital to establish the Family Health Medical School, which is Ghana’s Premier Private Medical School. Thereafter, the National Accreditation Board also gave the Family Health Medical School accreditation on April 01, 2015.

In 2016, the Institution was given a University College status and formally became known as Family Health University College.

overview of FAMILY HEALTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Family Health University College now comprises a Hospital, Nursing and Midwifery School and Ghana’s first Private Medical School. The Family Health Medical School is the Premier Private Medical School in Ghana with modern facilities and spacious laboratories and lecture halls.

The hospital serves both schools as students have 24/7 access to practical hands-on clinicals which puts them at an advantage above other healthcare schools.

OUR VISION, MISSION & CORE VALUES

VISION

Our vision is to be a prime centre for the education and training of health professionals, for the advancement of human health.

MISSION

We contribute to the improvement of the health of all our people through quality education, mission-oriented research, and the provision of effective and efficient health care delivery.

CORE VALUES

Our Core Values are the principal ideals which determine who we are as an institution. They permeate every process and activity, and are infused in the character of faculty, staff and students of FHUC. They are:

  • Innovation;
  • Lifelong learning;
  • Leadership;
  • Teamwork;
  • Collaboration;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Compassion;
  • Inclusiveness; and
  • Diversity

Leadership

Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume

(MB ChB, FWACS, FGCPS, FACOG, Adm. & Mgt)

(Founder & President)

Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume is the founder of Family Health University College, and the President for Family Health Medical School. He is also the Inaugural Professor and Chair, K. K. Bensti-Enchill Chair, College of Health Sciences, UG Legon. In recognition of his significant contribution to teaching and research in the area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume was elected an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG).

He was the Former Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Korle Bu, as well as the Past Chairman of West African College of Surgeons, WACS (Obst. & Gynae); he is also the immediate past President of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG).

Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume is the first in the world to perform Bloodless Myomectomy at Caesarean Section with a tourniquet; and he is also the Co-inventor of the Medical Eligibility Criteria WHEEL for Reproductive Health and Family Planning, which was adopted by WHO for the world.

 

Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume

(MD, MPH and MSc (Derm.), FGCPS)

(Co-Founder & Chief Medical Director)

Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume is the co-founder of Family Health University College, and the Chief Medical Director of Family Health Hospital. She is a woman with a clear and transformational vision for a sustainable healthcare system.

She is a trusted patient focused doctor with a long history of serving patients by successfully diagnosing and treating them and also managing their total healthcare in various hospitals in Ghana; and she is also a Public Health Consultant and a practising dermatologist.

Dr. Susu B. Kwawukume served as the Senior Medical Officer in charge of Public Health in the Greater Accra region. She was one of the pioneers of the Trust Hospital and retired as a Deputy Chief Manager. She was also the President of the Society of Women Doctors in Ghana.

 

Prof. Timothy R. B. Johnson

(MD, AM, FWACS, FGCPS, FACOG)

(Chief Mentor of FHMS)

Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Women’s Studies, and Research Professor in the Center for Human Growth and Development. His education and training have been at the University of Michigan, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins.

He is Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

He is active in international teaching and training especially in Ghana, Africa and is an honorary fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, honorary fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London).

Prof. T. R. B Johnson is an astute Professor of the University of Michigan.

Mrs. Rita Kaine

(MBA (HRM); PGD (OD); BSc (Hons) Bus. Admin)

(Registrar)

Mrs. Rita Kaine is the Registrar of Family Health University College. She is a self-motivated, and a result-oriented leader with good human relations and good management skills gained from detailed training. Her competencies also include the ability to facilitate change within a work environment through the application of suitable Organizational Development interventions. She has good analytical skills to prioritize, plan and coordinate work effectively, and to meet deadlines and targets.

She has a ten (10)-year work experience as Registrar of Accra Technical University, formerly Accra Polytechnic, from 2007 to 2017.

DR. C. E. FLEISCHER-DJOLETO

(Dean of FHMS)

With over two decades of service to humanity, Dr. Fleischer-Djoleto worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the first five professionals to make up the WHO Country Support Team in Ghana.

Whilst with WHO, he piloted the WHO initiative ‘Making Pregnancy Safer’ with staff of the Ghana Health Service in the then Wassa West District. He was instrumental in the undertaking of advocacy with Goldfields Ghana which led to the construction of the Maternity wing at the Tarkwa Hospital by the mining company.

 His professional interest is in Reproductive and Child Health and Non-Communicable diseases.

The UKAid (Palladium) recruited him to serve as the Senior Technical Officer for the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health Team.

He is a proud product of Achimota School, Prempeh College, the Ghana Medical School and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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