The Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) founded in 1988 as a field site in Northern Ghana for a study to investigate the impact of repeated large doses of Vitamin A Supplementation on child survival in the Kassena-Nankana District of Upper East Region (The Ghana VAST Project).
The NHRC is set up to conduct research into major national and international health problems with the aim of informing policy for the improvement of health. This will be achieved by focusing primarily on assessing the impact of interventions through community and clinical trials, social and demographic research, and human resource development. Navrongo Health research Centre is a member of the INDEPTH Network.
In 1992 the Ministry of Health adopted the facility that had been created and designated it a research centre with the mandate to investigate health problems of the Sahelian ecological belt of northern Ghana and advise policymakers. Since then the mandate has broadened to include population and health problems of national and international significance. The work of the Centre is focused on the major causes of illness in the northern regions and related problems of high fertility and maternal morbidity.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Navrongo Health Research Centre that are published in OMICS International journals.