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KCCR selected to participate in AREF Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme 2018

After a highly competitive process, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and its four leading Scientists have been selected to participate in the Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme funded with a grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung and run by the African Research Excellence Fund(AREF) of the […]

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Hepatitis B vaccination exercise

Hepatitis B Vaccination Exercise

A novel introduction in the Health and Safety Policy at KCCR was the compulsory Hepatitis B vaccine for everybody working in the KCCR laboratories and/or with blood and blood products. KCCR together with the Ghana Health Service organized the testing and immunization of all current staff at KCCR, which had not received the Hepatitis B […]

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Day of science

Day of Science

On the 16th November 2017 KCCR organized a “Day of Science” for which 70 children in the age of 8 and 13 from three different schools in Kumasi were invited. The aim was to encourage young children in science, to teach them about our work, infectious diseases and how to prevent them but also to […]

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Training In Malaria Diagnostics

Microscopy remains the most accessible method for parasite quantitation, classification of severity of malaria disease, for drug efficacy monitoring, and as a gold standard reference of assessing other diagnostic tools. The mismatch between quality and needs highlight the importance of the establishment of reliable standards and procedures for assessing and assuring quality. Constant training is […]

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Training in Line Probe Assays for Tuberculosis

As part of efforts by the Ghana National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) to pilot the use of the short Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis treatment in Ghana, KCCR Scientists were trained in the Line Probe Assays (LPA) for the Anti-TB drugs from the 15th to 19th January 2018 by Specialists from Hain Lifescience. Similar training was conducted […]

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KCCR 20th Anniversary Durbar

KCCR 20th Anniversary Durbar

KCCR 20th Anniversary grand durbar celebration took place on Friday 17th November 2017 at the Centre’s quadrangle. Dignitaries that graced the occasion were Nana Baffour Osei Hyiaman, the Manwerehene, representing His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, Asantehene and Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the German Ambassador, His Excellency Christoph Retzlaff […]

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Dr. Oumou Maiga-Ascofare

Spotlight: Dr. Oumou Maiga-Ascofare

  • May 16, 2017
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Dr. Oumou Maiga-Ascofare is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the KCCR on The Developing Excellence in Leadership and Genetics Training for Malaria Elimination in sub-Saharan Africa (DELGEME) Programme. DELGEME is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science Africa Initiative (DELTAS Africa) initiative in partnership with the Department of International Development (DFID) […]

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