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Group photograph of the Director, Professor Mante Bosompem and the KOICA Team

The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 called on the Director of the Institute. The meeting discussed possible opportunities for collaboration and was also aimed at strengthening Influenza and Malaria surveillance at the Ghana Health Service with the support of the NMIMR. KOICA is an aid implementing agency of the Republic of Korea and starting in 2018, wish to contribute to the strengthening of Ghana's emergency response preparedness through Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Project on two main areas: workforce development and laboratory strengthening.
The team’s visit which was facilitated by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  led by Maki Ozawa, had a fruitful discussion and hoped that a stronger partnership will be built between the two Institutions.

Members Present included;
•Sun Kyung Park KOICA, Assistant Manager, West Africa Department.
•Prof. Jacob Lee, Division of Infectious Disease, Kangnam sacred Heart Hospital Hallym University Medical Centre.
•Dr. Kim Yeon-Hee, Staff scientist, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
•Yoomi Noh, EIS Officer, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Risk Assessment and International Cooperation.
•Diah Ayu Istiqomah, Assistant Manager, Programming & Coordination (Health), KOICA Ghana Office

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