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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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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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The German Ambassador visits KCCR

  • June 16, 2021
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His excellency Christoph Retzlaff, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ghana paid a final visit to KCCR on 16th June, 2021. He commended KCCR for the excellent work done in response to COVID19 pandemic and stressed the support of the German embassy. He interacted with some scientists like Dr Ernest Adankwah (an immunologist), […]

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COVID19 vaccination and visit by WHO Country Director, UNICEF & GHS Delegation

  • May 20, 2021
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KCCR has been a key stakeholder in the COVID19 pandemic response. KCCR provides testing for health facilities, footballers and travellers in the middle belt of Ghana. In the recent COVID19 vaccination exercise KCCR hosted the vaccination teams from the Oforikrom Municipal Health Directorate to ensure success in the vaccination exercise. On 20th May 2021, the […]

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Mrs Regina Bauerochse, GIZ Country Director visits KCCR

  • November 14, 2020
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KCCR has been at the forefront of the COVID19 pandemic response and already provided testing for several facilities in Ashanti Region and the middle belt of Ghana. The Country Director of GIZ Mrs Regina Bauerochse paid a visit to KCCR on 12 & 13th November 2020 to obtain first-hand information on KCCR activities. She was […]

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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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