Dr. John Williams
Ag. Director, DHRC

From the Director’s Desk

On behalf of all of us at the Dodowa Health Research Centre, it is my pleasure and privilege to warmly welcome you to our web pages. Our Centre is the youngest of three research centres operating under the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service.

Established in the early 1990s by an agreement between the Ghana Government and the then Overseas Development Agency (ODA), now Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, the Centre was initially known as the Dangbe West Health Research Centre. The Centre’s operations were initially intertwined with the activities of the District Health Management Team of its host district, focusing mainly on operations research.

Over the years the Centre has diversified its research portfolio to include demographic surveillance and interventional studies including clinical trials. The Centre, by its very origins, has a particular interest in implementation research.

The Dodowa Health Research Centre has a multidisciplinary team of research scientists with backgrounds in the social and biomedical sciences who are willing to engage with scientists from all over the world on public health issues of relevance to Ghana. Our doors are open for research collaborations which will be of mutual benefit to the people of Ghana, our collaborators and the world at large.

Our mission as a research centre in a developing country in sub-Saharan Africa is:

To be a centre of excellence that provides international leadership in quality research to address health challenges and to produce evidence for health policy, planning and service delivery.

If the information you seek is not available on any of our web pages, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on our contact tab.

Many thanks for your visit and welcome once again!



Dr. John Williams

Ag. Director