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 […]

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. […]