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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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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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