Buruli ulcer

Agogo Presbytarian Hospital, Ghana


Contact information

Agogo Presbyterian Hospital
P. O. Box 27
Agogo, Ashanti Region

Tel.: +233 51 81200
Fax: +233 51 81201

The Agogo Presbytarian Hospital was established on 21 March 1931. It is the oldest mission hospital in Ghana.

Catchment area

It covers the Ashanti-Akim North District with a population of 149,491. However, patients from all over Ghana and the neighboring countries of Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, come to the hospital, particularly for ophthalmological care.

Bed complement: 250

Staff strength: 318

  • Doctors: 13 (including 1 surgeon, 1 paediatrician, 1 ophthalmologist, 1  obstetrician/gynaecologist)
  • General nurses (SRN): 49
  • Midwives: 25
  • Enrolled nurses: 8
  • Public health nurses: 2
  • Nurse anaesthetists: 4
  • Pharmacists: 2
  • Laboratory technologists: 2
  • X-Ray technician: 1
  • All others: 212

Services provided

  • Internal medicine
  • General surgery
  • Child health
  • Obstetrics/gynaecology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ophthalmology


  • District Hospital, Ashanti-Akim North
  • Accredited for:
    • Housemanship training in surgery, paediatrics and obstetrics/gynaecology
    • Diploma in ophthalmology programme for doctors
    • Ophthalmic nursing training
    • Training of residents in surgery and paediatrics
  • Designated as collaborating centre for the University of Ghana School of Public Health
  • Training centre for Buruli ulcer treatment by the National Buruli ulcer control programme and the World Health Organization
  • Attachment for international medical, nursing and other allied students

Key staff

  • Mr Thomas Mensah (General Manager)
  • Dr William N. A. Thompson (Medical Administrator)
  • Dr Martina Buhrhen (Head of Paediatric Department)
  • Dr Christa von Oertzen (Head of Obstetrics/Gynaecology)
  • Dr Solomon Mamo (Head of Surgery Department)
  • Dr Jacques Kemabia (Head of Ophthalmology)
  • Mr Alex Nyamesa Kesse (Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Service)