Navrongo Health Research Centre

The NHRC started out 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).

In 1992 the Ministry of Health adopted the facility that had been created and designated it a research centre to investigate health problems of the Sahelian ecological belt of northern Ghana and advise policymakers. Since then the research focus 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.

Navrongo Health research Centre is a member of the INDEPTH Network.