The President of Ghana Honours KCCR

“The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo conferred Presidential Honours on KCCR at the recent Awards ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre. This award is in relation to KCCRs remarkable contribution to the National COVID-19 response. KCCR shares in this glory with all its collaborators and friends”

KCCR 25th Anniversary Celebrations

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), the second largest Research Center in Ghana, celebrated its 25th anniversary under the theme, “25 years of Research for Life: Sustaining Global Health and Research in a Changing World”. On 18th October 2022, the celebration started with a pre-anniversary program themed “Day of Science”, organized for […]


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BSL 3 Training for Laboratory Staff

KCCR laboratory staff undergo a two-week intensive BSL 3 training in Germany. The trainings were held at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Reims Island and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg – Germany. This is related to emergency preparedness for pandemics and the institute’s expansion. Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

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 installed on equipment used by […]

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 also served with a Solar […]

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. Ernest Adankwah, Dr Michael Owusu […]

KCCR collaborate with Newmont Ghana limited to establish 2 new covid19 laboratories

The KCCR COVID19 testing team is collaborating with Newmont Ghana Limited by providing technical support for the set-up of two laboratories at New Abirim Hospital in the Eastern Region and Kenyase Health Centre in the Ahafo Region. Newmont Ghana purchased the needed equipment and supplies. These laboratories will be handed over to the Ghana Health […]

New look for KCCR labs

KCCR  laboratories have undergone refurbishment with the replacement of tables, surfaces, cabinets and doors that were installed 20 years. For this reason, immunology, bacteriology, molecular biology, and parasitology labs have a new look.

Setting operational research agenda for skin NTDs in Ghana

A 2-day workshop was organised on 13 – 14th July 2021, for representatives from Sekyere East, Ahafo Ano North, Asante Akim, Asutifi (North/South), Asunafo South, Ga South and Ga West Districts. Participants were selected from hotspots for Buruli ulcer, yaws, leprosy and scabies. Stakeholders that attended include representatives from WHO, Ministry of Health, KNUST, Programme […]