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KCCR gets €650,000 grant from German government to boost capacity

  • April 20, 2020
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The German Government has made available a grant of €650,000 to boost the capacity of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) The support was announced by the German Embassy in Ghana, which said the grant is a rapid response measure to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. The Embassy […]

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KCCR COVID 19

  • April 18, 2020
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Background 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 sometimes evolve and infect people. Seven known coronaviruses can infect humans, including the novel coronavirus identified in 2019.  The official name for the novel coronavirus disease […]

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Filariasis project at KCCR is celebrating its 20th anniversary

  • November 20, 2019
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The Filariasis project at KCCR is celebrating its 20th anniversary of research collaboration with the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP), University Hospital, Bonn, Germany. The first part of the celebration took place at University Hospital Bonn, Germany on Monday, 9th of September 2019. The second part of this anniversary will be held […]

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ASAAP paediatric malaria treatment study kicks off in Ghana

  • June 24, 2019
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The ASAAP project – a multi-country, multi-site clinical study to evaluate a new malaria triple therapy for children – has its kick-off meeting today in Accra, Ghana. The project is led and coordinated by Dr Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR; Kumasi, Ghana) under the authority of the Kwame […]

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Spotlight: Dr. Alex Kwarteng

  • May 23, 2019
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Dr. Alexander Kwarteng’s research seeks to elucidate the immune response and molecular mechanisms underlying diseases of poverty including human filarial infections. By extension, he seeks to understand the complex host-parasite interaction and molecular underpinning behind the complications people suffering from filarial infections present with. Alex has key interest in understanding the role of colonizing bacterial […]

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FACS workshop

  • November 21, 2018
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As a measure to strengthen the capacities to conduct cutting-edge immunological research on site, the KCCR was recently equipped with a modern multicolour Beckman Coulter Cytoflex S flow cytometer, which was funded by the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF). A workshop was conducted on the 15th of November 2018 for KCCR scientists and students […]

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