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 […]

Department of Clinical Microbiology of SMD, KNUST Hold symposium on AMR Awareness

On Friday, 24.11.23, the Department of Clinical Microbiology of the School of Medicine & Dentistry, KNUST with Educational Grant support from Pfizer Specialties Ltd, held a symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness at the KCCR Auditorium. Themed “The Role of the Laboratory Scientist in curbing Antimicrobial Resistance”, the workshop capped the celebration of the #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek. Presenting […]

“We need Policies…” – Dr. Charity Wiafe Akenten calls AMR stakeholders to action.

Dr Charity Wiafe Akenten a research fellow with the One Health Bacteriology Group at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), KNUST, is calling for policies to tackle the antimicrobial resistance crisis. “It is a call to action for governments, healthcare professionals, researchers, and the public to work together. “We need policies […]

EDCTP Team Visits KCCR and Engages with Fellows Researchers at KCCR and KNUST

On Tuesday, 3rd October 2023, a delegation from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) led by Mr. Abdouline Barry, Director of Finance and Administration; Dr. Pauline Beattie, Operations Manager and Dr. Michelle Helinski, Senior Project Officer, visited KCCR-KNUST. The team paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Rita Akosua […]

KCCR Labs Hosts Successful 5-Day Workshop on Genomics and Bioinformatics for Infectious Pathogens

In an exciting educational initiative, the KCCR Labs team recently conducted a comprehensive 5-day workshop on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Based Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics for Bacterial and Viral Disease-causing Infectious Pathogens. This hands-on training event happened at KCCR from September 25th to September 29th, 2023. During this workshop, participants learnt about wet lab preparation. […]

KNUST Day of Giving.

The KNUST Day of Giving is a 24-hour global online fundraising initiative, scheduled for Friday, 6th October 2023. It is a day set aside by KNUST for her alumni, friends and stakeholders such as staff, students, parents, neighbours and business partners to show appreciation to the University. The objective is to rally as many people […]

GRASAG KNUST Executives Honour KCCR for Its Exceptional Contribution to Research in Ghana

The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) KNUST Chapter has recognized and honored the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR-KNUST) for its outstanding contributions to research and healthcare in Ghana. The visit by the executives, held on Wednesday 20th September 2023, was to celebrate KCCR’s dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and improving […]

Prof. Alex Debrah Addresses UN General Assembly Science Summit on Tackling Elephantiasis and River Blindness in Africa through TAKeOFF Project

In a groundbreaking moment at the United Nations General Assembly Science Summit, Professor Alex Debrah of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR-KNUST) captured the world’s attention as he gave a speech on how the TAKeOFF project, funded by The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has set its sights on […]