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. […]

KNUST Day of Giving.

The KNUST Day of Giving is a 24-hour global online fundraising initiative, scheduled for Friday, 6th October 2023. It is a day set aside by KNUST for her alumni, friends and stakeholders such as staff, students, parents, neighbours and business partners to show appreciation to the University. The objective is to rally as many people […]

GRASAG KNUST Executives Honour KCCR for Its Exceptional Contribution to Research in Ghana

The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) KNUST Chapter has recognized and honored the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR-KNUST) for its outstanding contributions to research and healthcare in Ghana. The visit by the executives, held on Wednesday 20th September 2023, was to celebrate KCCR’s dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and improving […]

Prof. Alex Debrah Addresses UN General Assembly Science Summit on Tackling Elephantiasis and River Blindness in Africa through TAKeOFF Project

In a groundbreaking moment at the United Nations General Assembly Science Summit, Professor Alex Debrah of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR-KNUST) captured the world’s attention as he gave a speech on how the TAKeOFF project, funded by The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has set its sights on […]

Nurses Must Embrace Numbers for Global Health Impact

Kwaku Duah, a trained nurse and self-taught data analyst is urging nurses to embrace quantitative analysis. He is optimistic it will help nurses become drivers of change in global health research. “I am a nurse myself, and I have realized most nurses dread quantitative analysis (a technique that uses mathematical and statistical modeling, measurement, and […]