Prior to 2003 when the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons was formed, there were only a few ENT surgeons available in Ghana, with postgraduate training only being done by the West African College of Physicians and Surgeons. Since then, the number has grown multiple fold with the accessibility to training and retention of manpower in the country.
The Otorhinolaryngology Society of Ghana (OSoG) was founded to achieve quite a few objectives, such as to promote fellowship among otolaryngologists, address specific ENT problems in Ghana and contribute to the solutions, and collaborate with other international, regional, and local societies on areas of common interest.
There is an increasing need for training for subspecialties in ENT, which was initially only available in South Africa (clinical fellowship in advanced head and neck surgery and FESS) and other limited resource countries outside Africa. Two fellows completed training in head and neck surgery and one in FESS.