Nana Addo Visits Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
Nana Addo Visits Noguchi: President Akufo Addo on Sunday, May 10, 2020, visited the University of Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and was conducted around the Advanced Research Laboratories to familiarise himself with the work currently going on especially with respect to the COVID-19 testing.
His Excellency the President Akufo-Addo was received by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Provost, College of Health Sciences, Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi and the Director, Prof. Abraham Anang. The President used the occasion to interact with the laboratory staff and other members of the Noguchi team. The President expressed satisfaction with the work going on and thanked the Institute and the University for working hard to help meet the demand for COVID-19 testing in the country.
The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), is Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute at the University of Ghana. The Institute has over the years embarked on a series of initiatives to upgrade its research infrastructure and human capacity to attract the world’s best scientists, technologists, postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students, undergraduate interns, and health professionals through training and experiential learning.
NMIMR conducts both laboratory and field-based research into communicable and non-communicable diseases of public health importance; led by researchers in nine departments of the institute, namely Animal Experimentation, Bacteriology, Clinical Pathology, Electron Microscopy and Histopathology, Epidemiology, Immunology, Nutrition Parasitology, and Virology.
Since its establishment in 1979 in honour of the renowned Japanese scientist “Dr. Hideyo Noguchi”, the NMIMR has gained global recognition as a leading biomedical research institute in Africa, building capacity for prevention and control of endemic diseases, as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases, in Ghana and the West African sub-region.