One Health Virology Group organize workshop on Grasscutter and Zoonoses for stakeholders

On April 23, 2024, the One Health Virology group at KCCR organized a workshop focused on Grasscutter and Zoonoses. This event brought together grasscutter farmers, traders, researchers, and public health experts to address the significant health risks associated with zoonotic diseases from grasscutters. Grasscutters, a popular meat source in West and Central Africa, can carry […]

Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo and KCCR Join Forces to Achieve Zero Maternal Mortality Milestone

On Thursday 21st of March 2024, Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo (PreHA) invited Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research, The Infectious and Epidemiology Research group to their Zero Maternal Mortality chalked in the year 2023 meeting. The meeting was to examine, deliberate and strategize on the enablers-intentional or accidental prior to the attainment of Zero Maternal Mortality, the […]

Ghana partners in African Snakebite Alliance

Leading snakebite experts from Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Eswatini and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK launch the African Snakebite Alliance (ASA) to tackle deadly snakebite envenoming. The ASA is set to enhance collaboration between the international scientific community and policymakers as well as community groups in Africa. Its purpose is to improve health […]

African researchers must negotiate for equitable NTD partnerships-Dr. Amuasi

Dr. John Amuasi, Executive Director of the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD), encouraged African researchers to negotiate and push for equitable research collaborations. “Collaborations are reciprocal in nature. You understand what will be best in your context. You must not shy away from negotiating. You often have more power than you know,” […]

KCCR Leads Capacity Building phase of Neonatal Sepsis Trial

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative in Research (KCCR), KNUST will be leading the Capacity Building Work Package for the Severe Neonatal Infection Adaptive Platform Trials in Africa (SNIP-AFRICA) Consortium. Dr. John Amuasi, serving as the Principal Investigator for the study in Ghana and co-leading the Capacity Building Work Package for the SNIP-Africa consortium, expresses confidence in […]

Advancing Paediatric Antibiotic Research: Two New African-European Research Collaborations Tackle Severe Infections in Neonates and Children

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th January 2024 – This week, expert scientists and clinicians from PediCAP and SNIP-AFRICA, two major research partnerships combatting antimicrobial resistance, convene in Johannesburg to present groundbreaking results and ways to advance antibiotic research tailored to the needs of children and their families. Funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials […]

GIZ visit KCCR as part of Appraisal Mission for a Project on Local Vaccine Production

The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) recently embarked on an appraisal mission. This mission, primarily aimed at enhancing the local pharmaceutical sector with a special focus on vaccine production, included a significant visit to KNUST that included a tour of facilities at Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR). The core objective […]