Our Mission

The Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation is named for a well-known educator and international public servant from Elmina who served Africa during his professional life and died in October 1999. His professional career spanned over 4 decades. He was a pillar in the field of Adult Education and Literacy. He was also involved in public health education and was a renowned university administrator. The Foundation is established to provide opportunities in higher education for youth from Elmina and the surrounding district. It also exists to promote primary care and public health initiatives in the KEEA district through international exchanges. The EAUMF also operates the Elmina - Java Museum, dedicated to archiving Elmina’s history for posterity.

During my elective in Ghana, I gained greater self-confidence in my clinical decision making and increased my cultural awareness and sensitivity.  It was a great way to learn about communicable diseases and social determinants of health in a developing country.
— Erin Reich, MSIV | University of Western Ontario | Nov - Dec 2008