African researchers must negotiate for equitable NTD partnerships-Dr. Amuasi

Dr. John Amuasi, Executive Director of the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD), encouraged African researchers to negotiate and push for equitable research collaborations. “Collaborations are reciprocal in nature. You understand what will be best in your context. You must not shy away from negotiating. You often have more power than you know,” […]

KCCR Leads Capacity Building phase of Neonatal Sepsis Trial

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative in Research (KCCR), KNUST will be leading the Capacity Building Work Package for the Severe Neonatal Infection Adaptive Platform Trials in Africa (SNIP-AFRICA) Consortium. Dr. John Amuasi, serving as the Principal Investigator for the study in Ghana and co-leading the Capacity Building Work Package for the SNIP-Africa consortium, expresses confidence in […]

Advancing Paediatric Antibiotic Research: Two New African-European Research Collaborations Tackle Severe Infections in Neonates and Children

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th January 2024 – This week, expert scientists and clinicians from PediCAP and SNIP-AFRICA, two major research partnerships combatting antimicrobial resistance, convene in Johannesburg to present groundbreaking results and ways to advance antibiotic research tailored to the needs of children and their families. Funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials […]

GIZ visit KCCR as part of Appraisal Mission for a Project on Local Vaccine Production

The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) recently embarked on an appraisal mission. This mission, primarily aimed at enhancing the local pharmaceutical sector with a special focus on vaccine production, included a significant visit to KNUST that included a tour of facilities at Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR). The core objective […]

Department of Clinical Microbiology of SMD, KNUST Hold symposium on AMR Awareness

On Friday, 24.11.23, the Department of Clinical Microbiology of the School of Medicine & Dentistry, KNUST with Educational Grant support from Pfizer Specialties Ltd, held a symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness at the KCCR Auditorium. Themed “The Role of the Laboratory Scientist in curbing Antimicrobial Resistance”, the workshop capped the celebration of the #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek. Presenting […]

“We need Policies…” – Dr. Charity Wiafe Akenten calls AMR stakeholders to action.

Dr Charity Wiafe Akenten a research fellow with the One Health Bacteriology Group at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), KNUST, is calling for policies to tackle the antimicrobial resistance crisis. “It is a call to action for governments, healthcare professionals, researchers, and the public to work together. “We need policies […]

KCCR worried about rise in antimicrobial resistance in Ghana.

The intricacy, pressing time constraints, and absence of a definitive solution to AMR have led to its categorization as a ‘super wicked problem’. Dr. John Amuasi, lead of the Global Health and Infectious Diseases research group at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR), KNUST, is also the Principal Investigator on the […]

EDCTP Team Visits KCCR and Engages with Fellows Researchers at KCCR and KNUST

On Tuesday, 3rd October 2023, a delegation from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) led by Mr. Abdouline Barry, Director of Finance and Administration; Dr. Pauline Beattie, Operations Manager and Dr. Michelle Helinski, Senior Project Officer, visited KCCR-KNUST. The team paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Rita Akosua […]

KCCR Labs Hosts Successful 5-Day Workshop on Genomics and Bioinformatics for Infectious Pathogens

In an exciting educational initiative, the KCCR Labs team recently conducted a comprehensive 5-day workshop on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Based Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics for Bacterial and Viral Disease-causing Infectious Pathogens. This hands-on training event happened at KCCR from September 25th to September 29th, 2023. During this workshop, participants learnt about wet lab preparation. […]