Summary of Project Aims: To provide laboratory diagnostic confirmation of Buruli ulcer, Yaws and Leprosy suspected cases to the ANESVAD supported project to the Ghana Health Service aimed at fighting these CM-NTDs in 15 selected districts.

Progress so far: Harmonization workshop with two other reference laboratory, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana has been held to develop a standardized laboratory manual for the project. Our group is also providing diagnostic support to 7 districts that are part of the ANESVAD support program to the Ghana Health Service. We have also engaged in a number of training and monitory activities in these districts to enhance active case search of community health workers and volunteers.

Expected Outcomes / Impact: Improve laboratory diagnosis of BU/yaws/leprosy through strengthening of national and selected district laboratories. Train a cohort of laboratory technicians and health workers to support activities of the National NTD program.

KCCR 25th Anniversary

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. There will be a Symposium from the 29th to the 30th of November 2022.