Bawku Presbyterian Hospital

District General Hospital | Bawku, Ghana

Hospital description

The Bawku Presbyterian Hospital is a moderately sized district hospital which serves a large, mainly farming, population (about 400,000 people) 1000 kilometres north of Accra. This is an extremely poor population and the treatment of many patients is subsidised by the “poor and sick fund”, which is run by the Presbyterian Church, which also operates the hospital.

The hospital is located in the Upper East Region of Ghana and shares borders with the Republics of Togo and Burkina Faso. It is the only hospital in the area and due to the proximity to the border, it serves, to some extent, patients from parts of Northern Ghana, southern Burkina Faso and northern Togo as well as the local population.

Bawku Presbyterian Hospital is the only hospital in the Bawku East District and acts as the district hospital for the region, although the only specialist doctor that works at the hospital is an ophthalmologist. There are six satellite Health Centres manned by a medical assistant to aid the hospital with caring for the people of the region.

The Bwaku Presbyterian Hospital was built in 1953 by the government and handed over to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on an agency basis in 1956.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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