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about the library

The Family Health University College Library which is the heart of the private premier medical institution, was set up to provide the information and research needs of the University College community. The library affairs support the college mission by providing materials, services, and facilities to improve student enrollment, retention and success and to motivate faculty members through teaching, learning, research and service.  Since the Vision of the University College is to be a prime centre for the education and training of health professionals, for the advancement of human health., the Library provides accurate, current, relevant and timely information to empower users.

A higher percentage of the Library’s collection is funded from the University College’s budget.  However, we receive donations from donors’ both in Ghana and abroad.  We also have E-book Service and an Electronic Catalogue both built in-house and powered by the KOHA Library Management Software.

OUR VISION, MISSION & composition of the library

VISION

FHUC Tim Johnson Library complex is to strive for excellence in the provision of quality, relevant, current and timely information to ensure that the vision of the University College is worked towards. “To be a prime Centre for the education and training of health professionals, for the advancement of human health.”

MISSION

The Mission of the library is to commit to excellent modern practices to create, preserve, disseminate and apply information.

composition of the library

The Library has four (4) functional units. They are:

  • Electronic Support Unit
  • The Library Department
  • Cataloguing Unit
  • Reference and Research
  • Lending and Circulation Unit

LIBRARY SERVICES

  • Reference and Reader Services
  • Electronic Support Services
  • Literature Searches
  • Library Instructions and Training
  • Inter-Library Loans and Documents Delivery Services

LIBRARY OPERATING HOURS

The library is opened from Monday to Saturday to serve the needs of our users.

Mondays – Fridays                 –        8: 00am – 9:45pm

Saturdays                                    –        9:00am – 1:45pm 

Vacation Period                      –        8:00 am – 5:00pm

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Students using the library must write their names in the attendance register on arrival.
  • All bags should be placed on the shelf.
  • Strict silence should be maintained in the Library.
  • Drinking, chewing and consumption of food are prohibited.
  • Books used should not be replaced on the shelves & need to be left on the table for re-shelving.
  • Group Discussions are not permitted inside the Library.
  • Using mobile phone in the library is strictly forbidden.
  • Students must not reserve places by leaving their belongings on the table.
  • Writing on tables/carrels or making in books is strictly forbidden.
  • Students must conduct themselves well at the library

LIBRARY GUIDE

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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