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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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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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KCCR selected to participate in AREF Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme 2018

  • July 14, 2018
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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 selected to participate in the Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme funded with a grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung and run by the African Research Excellence Fund(AREF) of the […]

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Hepatitis B vaccination exercise

Hepatitis B Vaccination Exercise

  • May 16, 2018
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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 with blood and blood products. KCCR together with the Ghana Health Service organized the testing and immunization of all current staff at KCCR, which had not received the Hepatitis B […]

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Day of science

Day of Science

  • May 12, 2018
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On the 16th November 2017 KCCR organized a “Day of Science” for which 70 children in the age of 8 and 13 from three different schools in Kumasi were invited. The aim was to encourage young children in science, to teach them about our work, infectious diseases and how to prevent them but also to […]

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Training In Malaria Diagnostics

  • April 9, 2018
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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 of assessing other diagnostic tools. The mismatch between quality and needs highlight the importance of the establishment of reliable standards and procedures for assessing and assuring quality. Constant training is […]

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Training in Line Probe Assays for Tuberculosis

  • January 26, 2018
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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, KCCR Scientists were trained in the Line Probe Assays (LPA) for the Anti-TB drugs from the 15th to 19th January 2018 by Specialists from Hain Lifescience. Similar training was conducted […]

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KCCR 20th Anniversary Durbar

KCCR 20th Anniversary Durbar

  • November 21, 2017
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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 Osei Hyiaman, the Manwerehene, representing His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, Asantehene and Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the German Ambassador, His Excellency Christoph Retzlaff […]

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