KATH (Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital)

Kumasi, Ghana

Hospital Lead:
Dr. Dominic Konadu Yeboah
Total Enrollment:
1061
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana, is the second-largest hospital in Ghana, and the only tertiary health institution in the Ashanti Region.

It was the main referral hospital for the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and northern regions of Ghana until then Tamale Regional Hospital was upgraded to a teaching hospital, hence handling referrals from Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions thereby easing some pressure on it.

The hospital was built in 1954, as the Kumasi Central Hospital. It was later named Komfo Anokye Hospital after Okomfo Anokye, a legendary fetish priest of the Ashanti. It was converted into a teaching hospital in 1975, affiliated with the medical school of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The hospital is also accredited for postgraduate training by the West African College of Surgeons in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryingology, ophthalmology and radiology. The hospital currently has about 1000 beds, up from the initial 500 when first built.
Dr. Dominic Konadu Yeboah - Site Principal Investigator
Dr. Vincent Ativor - Site Co-Investigator
  • Peter Trafton

    Co-Investigator

  • Dr. Awariyah

    Co-Investigator

  • Dr. Konadu

    Co-Investigator

  • Dr. Leat

    Co-Investigator

  • Dr. Opuni

    Co-Investigator

  • Dr. Sobotie

    Co-Investigator