Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR)
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The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is a nonprofit interdisciplinary research center advancing biomedical research in Ghana and globally. KCCR maintains integral collaborations with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana and the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Germany. It is also the ANDI Centre of Excellence in Applied Biomedical Research and an established WHO Reference Laboratory for Buruli ulcer diagnosis. Research at KCCR has a strong focus on infectious diseases including tuberculosis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and Buruli ulcer. KCCR has several robust sample collections including close to 900 isolates and DNA from tuberculosis patients who participated in a national study of MDR-TB, 10,000 bat fecal samples, and a collection of 10,000 sera, fecal, and nasal samples from diverse livestock.