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NAMRU-3 Ghana detachment was originally conceived to promote malaria research in West Africa. Originally intended to advance malaria research it now strives to promote and maintain Infectious disease surveillance via capacity building, training, education, monitoring and evaluation; and to pursue infectious disease research based on contemporary needs.

 

GHANA PROJECT AND ACTIVITIES

Surveillance

a. Malaria molecular and phenotypic resistance

b. Artemisinin pharmacokinetic profiling

c. In collaboration with CDC an inpatient hospital based surveillance study investigating etiologies of undifferentiated febrile illnesses (serosurvey of leptospirosis, brucellosis, rickettsial disease, Q-fever, arboviral disease (Dengue and Chikungunya fever)

d. Influenza via a collaboration with the military

Malaria Research

a.Immunological investigation in acute malaria

Leishmaniasis

a. Survey of sandfly population, sandfly speciation, and prevalence of leishmaniasis parasites in Ghana and burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis disease

Outbreak investigations. Recently participated in malaria outbreak in soldiers in Liberia

Future endeavors include pursuit in the development of sophisticated state of the art immunological suites to facilitate immunological profiling in wild-type infectious disease and post vaccinations to promote future clinical field trials in Ghana (influenza, malaria, Dengue fever and HIV).

 

 

NAMRU-3 Ghana Detachment Internet Profile

NAMRU-3 Ghana detachment was originally conceived to promote malaria research in West Africa. Originally intended to advance malaria research it now strives to promote and maintain 1). Infectious disease surveillance via capacity building, training, education, monitoring and evaluation; and 2).pursue infectious disease research based on contemporary needs.   

Presently, activities at NAMRU-3 Ghana detachement include:

 1). Surveillance:

a. Malaria molecular and phenotypic resistance

b. Artemisinin pharmacokinetic profiling

c. In collaboration with CDC an inpatient hospital based surveillance study investigating etiologies of undifferentiated febrile illnesses (serosurvey of leptospirosis, brucellosis, rickettsial disease, Q-fever, arboviral disease (Dengue and Chikungunya fever)

d. Influenza via a collaboration with the military

2). Malaria research

            a.Immunological investigation in acute malaria

3). Lassa

Lassa fever epidemiology (seroepidemiological survey of humans and rodents in Ghana)

4)  Leishmaniasis:

a. Survey of sandfly population, sandfly speciation, and prevalence of leishmaniasis parasites in Ghana and burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis disease

5) Outbreak investigations.  Recently participated in malaria outbreak in soldiers in Liberia

6). Future endeavors include pursuit in the development of sophisticated state of the art immunological suites to facilitate immunological profiling in wild-type infectious disease and post vaccinations to promote future clinical field trials in Ghana (influenza, malaria, Dengue fever and HIV).