Young Scientists Undergo Training
ABOUT 30 young scientists from 10 African countries including Ghana are set to undergo a skill development programme on vaccinology at the Noguchi Memorial Institute in Accra.
The 5-day workshop organized by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford was themed ‘Vaccinology in Africa’.
The workshop being the first of its kind in the country comprised of young scientists from countries like Mali, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Gambia, Cameron, Kenya, among others, who would be exposed to the issues and challenges in vaccine development for both human and veterinary use.
According to Prof Kwadwo Koram, Director of NMIMR, the workshop was planned to host young scientists who would be trained on the current and pertinent issues in vaccinology.
He said the workshop would cover issues on the basic principles of vaccinology, vaccine bio-manufacturing, vaccine development and clinical trials as well as vaccine development in developing countries.
Prof Koram added that the training programme which would be organized annually would help reduce the burden of ill-health on the continent and also develop innovative vaccines to fight infectious diseases that kill people globally.
He however disclosed the workshop forms part of the celebrations of the College of Health Science adding that the institute would also host a day symposium on traditional medicines later this month.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana said the workshop would help young scientists to understand and develop skills and techniques in vaccinology in Africa.
He therefore urged the participants to take advantage of the workshop since it would enrich their knowledge on human and veterinary vaccine.
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