KCCR offers a Walk-in Service for COVID-19 PCR Testing for members of the general public for travelling purposes every day including weekends and holidays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. text

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    If you have traveled from a COVID-19 high risk country in the last 14 days AND developed symptoms
    • Stay in your house and isolate yourself as much as possible
    • Call the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Hotline 0552222004/0552222005/0509497700/0558439868
    • The GHS will give you further instructions and take a sample from you
    • Do NOT go to one of the testing facilities or hospitals. Testing is only provided for samples coming via the GHS.

  • About KCCR

    As an international platform for biomedical research, KCCR’s modus operandi based on the close collaboration between KNUST School of Medicine and Dentistry (KSMD), Ghana, and the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg, Germany.

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Research Groups & Projects

In line with its mission to advance research and to meet the current and future health needs of Ghana and international community, KCCR hosts Research Groups for...

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Lab & Diagnostic Services

KCCR provides laboratory facilities for Bacteriology, Immunology, Parasitology, Entomology, Molecular Biology and a large Cold Room for storage.

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Day of science

News, Events & Opportunities

To promote teaching and training activity, news of academic excellence and opportunities for health research training, postgraduate training are advertised for selection of suitable....

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Coronaviruses are large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. They often circulate among camels, cats, and bats, and can..

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KCCR Seminar Room

KCCR Graduates

As part of the KCCR's mandate to produce the next generation of researchers, training and capacity building activities are organised and hosted in the KCCR facility.

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Coronaviruses are large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. They often circulate among camels, cats, and bats, and can ...

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Installation of CGM Schulab Laboratory Information System (LIS)

As part of their contribution to the COVID-19 response in Ghana, Dr Mark Keatley and Mrs Rosemary Keatley former Managing Director, Medlab Services Ghana Ltd secured a grant of $46,650 to cover the license and hardware for the installation of CGM Schuylab, a Laboratory Information System. This new system is ...
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KCCR becomes an Environmentally Friendly Research Centre at KNUST

KCCR has installed photovoltaic solar panels with a 70kWh storage capacity for inverter systems to allow its BSL3 laboratories to enjoy an uninterrupted power supply, independent of the electricity Grid.  This was supported by a grant from Studies and Experts Fund Ghana/GIZ The laboratories, cafeteria and guest house rooms are ...
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KCCR receives logistics support to boost SARS COV 2 genome sequencing capacity.

KCCR made a representation at the 2nd Genomic Sequencing Partners meeting on April 20, 2022, at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). At the meeting, partners received logistics support from WHO and the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana to strengthen SARS-CoV-2 sequencing capacity. The team was represented by Dr. ...
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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...