Training in Line Probe Assays for Tuberculosis
As part of efforts by the Ghana National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) to pilot the use of the short Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis treatment in Ghana, KCCR Scientists were trained in the Line Probe Assays (LPA) for the Anti-TB drugs from the 15th to 19th January 2018 by Specialists from Hain Lifescience. Similar training was conducted at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Koforidua Regional Hospital and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Subsequently this TB diagnostic Assay has been made available to Ghana Health Service Hospitals. KCCR is currently processing patient samples from Ashanti Region and Brong-Ahafo Region.