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KNUST establishes centre to deal with global pandemics

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with the help of the German Academic Exchange Service has set up a middle committed to addressing the danger of worldwide pandemics to wellbeing. 

It is known as the German-West African Center for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention (G-WAC). It is required to be authoritatively dispatched soon. 

Development of the G-WAC project which formally began in May this year was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at an expense of about 2.8 million euros. 

Consequently, KNUST in Wednesday facilitated a group from their German partners under the protection of its College of Health Sciences to talk about a wide scope of issues associated with the manageability of the venture. 

The venture 

The G-WAC is one of the eight new DAAD-financed Global Centers for Climate and Health to be set up across low and center pay nations to address worldwide difficulties. 

It is to take a gander at the broad horticulture and environmental change spill-over of microbes from wild creatures to people, expanded human versatility and furthermore the vital mainstays of strong wellbeing frameworks per the WHO structure. 

Its degree incorporates powerful administration, maintainable financing components, fitting human asset limit, accessibility of fundamental drugs and innovation, solid wellbeing data, and responsive wellbeing administration conveyance. 

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, commended the drive and guaranteed Germany's ceaseless help. 

"Germany will uphold the dispatch of another German-West African Center for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention. It will be in Ghana," he said. 

The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson said the G-WAC was another exhibit of KNUST's exceptional history of effective joint efforts with public and worldwide foundations of advanced education and examination. 

"With our joined ability to address the difficulties of pandemic readiness, growing our institutional dispatch to set up a Center of greatness as a devoted exertion to propel cutting edge examination and practice in Global Health with an attention on pandemic readiness is both opportune and of conceivably extraordinary effect for Ghana as well as the remainder of Africa," she said. 


The Provost of the KNUST College of Health Sciences, Prof. Christian Agyare clarified that the G-WAC draws on the experience and aptitude of something like three schools inside the College of Health Sciences specifically; School of Public Health, School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Veterinary Medicine. 

It additionally has two primary German accomplices: the Berlin School of Public Health including Technische Universität Berlin [TUB], the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the University Hospital Bonn (UKB).

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