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Shimizu Corporation Hands over Keys

 Shimizu Corporation, contractors of the Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories has successfully handed over keys of the facility  to Management of the Institute. The building of the facility started in May , 2018 after a Sod cutting ceremony and was constructed within 18 months.

The Director and entire staff of the Institute are very grateful to the Government and people of Japan for the kind gesture.

 Mr. Moraoka, Project Manager for Shimizu handing over the keys to Director of the Institute.

Background

The Government of Japan in 2016 approved a Grant Aid in support of the construction of an Advanced Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon. The grant which is up to two billion, two hundred and eighty five million Japanese Yen (JPY2,285,000,000) will be for the construction of the building and supply of equipment.

The project when completed will ensure efficient and safe research as well as the provision of good teaching environment. This will also position the Institute to play a leading role in tackling the ever expanding research and training needs of the country and the West African sub-region and to respond effectively to disease outbreaks including highly pathogenic agents such as Ebola Virus, etc.

Bio-safety level 3 Laboratory

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi autonomous institute of the University, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana.

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