Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
The overall mandate of the Institute is to conduct research into diseases of public health importance, train postgraduate students in biomedical sciences and support the public health programmes of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service. Specifically, this involved:
- Conducting research into communicable and non-communicable diseases.
- Providing training opportunities in biomedical research for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
- Providing high-end laboratory diagnostic and monitoring and surveillance services in support of national public health
The Institute is headed by a Director appointed by the University Council to exercise overall responsibility for both the scientific and administrative functions of the Institute. The Institute Administrator, Nine Heads of Department and the Assistant Registrar assist in the performance of this function. The Institute has well-qualified scientists with expertise in diverse areas of health research who head various programs and an array of technicians, pharmacists, etc. supporting the work.