Research Sites


Kumasi, Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research: Created in 1998, KCCR is a joint venture between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg and the Ghanaian Ministry of Health. It aims to offer opportunities for training in academic and laboratory work in the biomedical sciences, to Ghanaian researchers. 

Ibadan, Nigeria

College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Center For Research and Training: Created in 1948, the University is one of the oldest and most prestigious educational establishments in Nigeria. The University  College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan is affiliated with the school. It was created 1952, to address the need for medical personnel and other healthcare professionals for the country and the West African Sub-Region.‌  
Yaounde, Cameroon
Mother and Child Centre, and Yaounde Central Hospital: Located in the capital of the West African nation the Yaounde Central Hospital was founded in 1933 and has evolved over time into the country's largest hospital and one of the teaching sites for the country's main medical school, the University Centre for Health Sciences (UCHS) or as it is referred  to in French 'Centre Universitaire des Sciences de la Santé (CUSS).


Kisumu, Kenya
 Center for Global Health and Development - Kenya Medical Research Institute:‌ Located in Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya, the center was created in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, the  Centre for Global Health Research, is part of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). The center carried out studies related to  malaria, HIV, and schistosomiasis; with focus on vector management, pathogenesis, immunology and chemotherapy.
Cape Town, South Africa 
Division of Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences - University of Cape TownThe Division of Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town aims to provide a comprehensive and efficient medical genetic service, ranging from primary health care in community outreach clinics to highly sophisticated quaternary services. This is in line with the South African Ministry of Health's policy to give emphasis to the genetic problems of the South African population particularly those of pregnant mothers and young children. They further aim to provide teaching in medical genetics, which is relevant to the South African situation, to all groups from community health  workers to postgraduate scientists. Research at the institution involves a variety of diseases including cancer, chronic lifestyle diseases, monogenetic diseases (like Sickle Cell Disease) amongst others.