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KCCR INITIATES ACCREDITATION FOR EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) DIAGNOSTICS

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The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR has initiated the process of accreditation for EVD diagnostics under the auspices of Ministry of Health, Ghana.

The Centre, with the support of the German government, is using the current BSL3 laboratory  for EVD diagnostics.

The then Minister of Health of Ghana, Honourable Dr. Kwaku Agyemeng Mensah performed the commissioning of a 2 weeks training of seven (7) scientists from Ghana and Benin on 16th February 2015, which attracted well-meaning dignitaries from across academia and the State. This is one of several trainings to be organized by the Centre to train Scientists within Ghana and the West African Sub-region.

Once the process of accreditation is completed, the Centre will then offer accredited EVD diagnostics.