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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is situated in Kumasi, a large town in the centre of Ghana. The medical school was established in 1975 and clinical teaching started at Komfo Anokye hospital in 1980. The first students graduated in 1982.

The School has active undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that offer MPH and MSc degrees in health services planning and management, health education, and population and reproductive health.

Each of the northern partners has or has had links with KNUST. The School has a strong malaria research programme. The University hosts the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, a collaboration between the Medical School and the Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany which also has an active malaria research programme. The Gates Malaria Partnership supports the Kintampo Health Research Centre, about 100 km north of Kumasi, which has links with KNUST; both are participating in a trial of the malaria vaccine RTS,S in collaboration with LSHTM.

Malaria research activities

The malaria research portfolio at KNUST includes studies on the epidemiology and control of malaria including evaluating malaria control interventions and investigating implementation strategies. These cover a wide area of malaria research including studies on genetic resistance to malaria, trials of uncomplicated and severe malaria, chemoprevention of malaria, treatment and prevention of malaria in pregnancy and a trial of the promising malaria vaccine RTS, S.

The School is a partner in a number of collaborative malaria related research projects funded by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Wellcome Trust, the Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP), Department for International Development (DFID - UK) and National Institutes for Health (NIH). Our research interests include epidemiology and control of malaria including evaluating malaria control interventions and investigating implementation strategies. These cover a wide area of malaria research including studies on genetic resistance to malaria, trials of uncomplicated and severe malaria, chemoprevention of malaria, treatment and prevention of malaria in pregnancy and a trial of the promising malaria vaccine, RTS, S. The University also hosts the Kumasi Centre for collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, a collaboration between the School of Medical Sciences and the Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.

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