University of Utah Physician Assistant Program
Dr. Emmanuel Teye Adjase is a medical doctor by training and a public health physician specialist with rich experience in health systems management and human resource development.
He was appointed director of the Kintampo Rural Health Training School (KRHTS) in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana in September 2000. KRHTS is a National Public Tertiary Institution under the Ghana Ministry of Health, with a mandate to train mid-level health professionals for service delivery— mainly in rural and underserved populations in the country. The medical assistant program, an analog of the physician assistant in the US, is one of the courses taught at this institution. KRHTS is associated with the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program at the University of Utah, Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Winchester, in the UK, with the collective aim to address global health issues and provide international avenues for trainees' clinical experience as well as trainers' professional exposure.
Prior to Dr. Adjase's appointment to KRHTS, he worked in hospitals in Ghana and served as municipal and district director of health services for nearly a decade and a half, providing services to urban, peri-urban and rural folks. He has been extensively involved in health development policy formulation and implementation and is a member of the Ghana Health Workforce Observatory.
Dr. Adjase is chairman of the board of directors of the Kintampo Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme — an affiliate of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana. He is a member of the Ghana Medical Association and an elected member of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council, which is the regulatory body responsible for regulating medical and dental practice in the country.
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