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Spotlight: Dr. Michael Frimpong

  • August 2, 2021
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Dr. Michael Frimpong, a Senior Scientist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), and a lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been named among the second cohort of ten fellows for the 2020 African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The African Academy […]

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Installation of CGM Schulab Laboratory Information System (LIS)

  • April 25, 2022
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As part of their contribution to the COVID-19 response in Ghana, Dr Mark Keatley and Mrs Rosemary Keatley former Managing Director, Medlab Services Ghana Ltd secured a grant of $46,650 to cover the license and hardware for the installation of CGM Schuylab, a Laboratory Information System. This new system is installed on equipment used by […]

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KCCR becomes an Environmentally Friendly Research Centre at KNUST

  • April 24, 2022
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KCCR has installed photovoltaic solar panels with a 70kWh storage capacity for inverter systems to allow its BSL3 laboratories to enjoy an uninterrupted power supply, independent of the electricity Grid.  This was supported by a grant from Studies and Experts Fund Ghana/GIZ The laboratories, cafeteria and guest house rooms are also served with a Solar […]

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KCCR receives logistics support to boost SARS COV 2 genome sequencing capacity.

  • April 22, 2022
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KCCR made a representation at the 2nd Genomic Sequencing Partners meeting on April 20, 2022, at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). At the meeting, partners received logistics support from WHO and the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana to strengthen SARS-CoV-2 sequencing capacity. The team was represented by Dr. Ernest Adankwah, Dr Michael Owusu […]

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KCCR collaborate with Newmont Ghana limited to establish 2 new covid19 laboratories

  • August 25, 2021
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The KCCR COVID19 testing team is collaborating with Newmont Ghana Limited by providing technical support for the set-up of two laboratories at New Abirim Hospital in the Eastern Region and Kenyase Health Centre in the Ahafo Region. Newmont Ghana purchased the needed equipment and supplies. These laboratories will be handed over to the Ghana Health […]

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New look for KCCR labs

  • August 25, 2021
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KCCR  laboratories have undergone refurbishment with the replacement of tables, surfaces, cabinets and doors that were installed 20 years. For this reason, immunology, bacteriology, molecular biology, and parasitology labs have a new look.

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Setting operational research agenda for skin NTDs in Ghana

  • August 25, 2021
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A 2-day workshop was organised on 13 – 14th July 2021, for representatives from Sekyere East, Ahafo Ano North, Asante Akim, Asutifi (North/South), Asunafo South, Ga South and Ga West Districts. Participants were selected from hotspots for Buruli ulcer, yaws, leprosy and scabies. Stakeholders that attended include representatives from WHO, Ministry of Health, KNUST, Programme […]

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Entomology Research in Ghana receives a Boost as KCCR opens Entomology Wing

  • August 23, 2021
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The KCCR Advisory Board led by Prof J.S.K Ayim officially opened the new entomology wing at KCCR. The project which cost €187,000 received part funding from the ASAAP project(€50,000) that promotes Malaria research and the remaining of the funds from KCCR. Now, malaria parasite culture is possible in this facility. This is a remarkable achievement […]

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KCCR Scientist finds a place among NIH African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI)

  • August 23, 2021
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Dr. Michael Frimpong, a lecturer at KNUST and senior Research Fellow at KCCR and a lecturer at the Department of Molecular Medicine, has been awarded a training fellowship for the second cohort of the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) Fellows along with 9 other colleagues from seven African countries: Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, […]

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Sod cutting towards establishing Clinical Trial Facility at St Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu

  • August 4, 2021
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A sod-cutting ceremony was held at St Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu on 3rd August 2021 towards the development of a clinical Trial Facility. This will provide the infrastructure to allow participation in the conduct of FDA approved, internationally accepted clinical trials to eventually improve health care in Ghana. This is a collaborative work […]

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