• To provide higher education in the Health Sciences through teaching and research for persons suitably qualified and capable of benefitting from such education.
  • To disseminate knowledge and the results of research and their applications to the needs and aspirations of the people of Ghana.
  • To provide clinical and other skills services to contribute positively to improving the health status and overall quality of life, and foster partnerships with outside persons and bodies.



UHAS seeks to be a pre-eminent health research educational institution dedicated to community service.

We shall realise this vision by taking innovative approaches to research, teaching and engagement with society, informed by a culture of scholarship, academic and service excellence.



UHAS will provide quality education, advance knowledge through scholarship and research that improves health and quality of life.



UHAS sets high standards of behaviour, promoting traditional values which underpin life-long learning and achievement. We believe that academic success flourishes within an ethos of clear expectations. We aim to foster the desire to learn and a love of learning which will continue into adult life. We will prepare our students as global citizens of a changing world, and equip them with the resources to interpret and deal with change.

Our values and ethos are enshrined in four beliefs that underpin our behaviour and how we conduct ourselves and our business as the pre-eminent health research and educational institution:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovations
  • Service and Care

UHAS approach is traditional in many ways, offering a proven quality education with a vision for the future. We are a school of opportunity, diversity and success, enabling students to achieve high standards within a caring community. We aim for students to develop socially as well as academically, be confident about themselves, motivated by a strong sense of personal worth and show consideration for others.