Regional Director of Health Service, Bono East Region
The Bono East Region was carved out of the Brong Ahafo Region by Legislative Instrument in 2019. The Regional Health Directorate (RHD) is at Kintampo (RHD) and began operation in May, 2020.
The RHD is headed by Dr. Fred Adomako, the Regional Director of Health Service. He is assisted by four Regional Deputy Directors, namely, Deputy Director Public Health, Deputy Director Clinical Care, Deputy Director Health Administration and Support Services and Deputy Director Finance. Under each Deputy Director are administrative and technical staff with the responsibility of coordinating health programmes/projects, and technical/ administrative units of the RHD.
The RHD is responsible for policy dissemination, stakeholder dialogue, capacity-building, coordination of planning and implementation of health policies and programmes in the region. The Departments under the RHD provide technical support, monitoring and supervisory functions of health services delivered at the district, sub-district, and community level in the region.
As a region, we have 11 Municipal/District Health Directorates headed by Municipal / District Directors of Health Service who provide supervision, technical and management support as well as champion the implementation of health policies and programmes in the districts and sub-districts within the region.
There are 366 health facilities comprising 7 district hospitals, 10 hospitals, 39 health centres, 6 maternity homes, 19 clinics and 285 functional CHPS zones in the Region. Less than 50% of the functional CHPS zones have compounds. Currently, 4 out of the 7 districts do not have district hospitals. The health facilities in the region are owned by Government, CHAG, private and other faith-based organizations. The private facilities constitute about 20% of health facilities in the region. These facilities are however concentrated in the urban areas of the Region. The lead hospital in the region is the Techiman Holy Family Hospital which is owned and operated by the Catholic Church. The Hospital provides secondary level services in the region.
The Region has a Health Research Centre located at Kintampo. The Centre was set up in 1994 by the Ministry of Health to cater for health research in the middle belt of Ghana and the rest of the country. There is also a College of Health and well-Being which train middle level personnel for the health sector.