During a diplomatic visit to Ghana including KNUST, esteemed Parliamentarians from the Federal Republic of Germany, Lutz Lienenkämper, and Volkmar Klein, paid a visit to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) on January 9th, 2024. Accompanying them was the German Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Daniel Krull. The delegation, comprising the parliamentarians and the ambassador, was welcomed by Professor Richard Phillips, the Scientific Director of KCCR.
The visit included meetings with Ghanaian Principal Investigators working with German Scientists on different themes such as Neglected Tropical diseases, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health, Emerging Viruses and Global Health. They were provided with a comprehensive briefing on significant discoveries and ongoing research initiatives at KCCR. Notable Principal Investigators encountered during the visit included Dr. John Amuasi, Dr. Augustina Sylverken, Dr. Linda Debrah, Dr. Ernest Adankwah, Dr. Charity Wiafe-Akenten, and Dr. Oumou Maiga-Ascofare. Furthermore, the delegation interacted with PhD students to gain insight into their current research endeavors.
It is pertinent to note that KCCR is a collaborative venture involving the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Ministry of Health and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) in Germany