Directors Message

Director's Message

I am pleased to welcome you to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.
Our Institute has come a long way after its establishment 42 years ago, and as Director, I look forward to spearheading our continuous drive for excellence in the biomedical research ecosystem through quality research, human resource development, and by supporting issues of public health concern.
We are determined to continually improve the quality of our work output through relevant training and capacity development programmes for both research and administrative staff, and mentorship targeted mainly at students and early-career professionals. Similar training has equipped our scientists to carry out cutting edge-research in infectious diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases and the COVID-19 and other marginalized social health issues such as suicide as well as non-infectious diseases.
As an Institute, we value the contribution of every unit and department, including our technical officers who manage the ultra-modern equipment used for various experiments, and we will continue to support their efforts through relevant training.
Another area of interest to us is the enhancement of our Quality Management Systems and coordinating adherence to the biosafety protocols. We are achieving these through the development of strong Standard Operating Protocols that will serve as guide to staff at various levels in the Institute’s units and departments.
We believe we can take advantage of the numerous opportunities for innovation and development at our disposal, and by reviewing our commitment to the Institute’s original ideals in the face of present funding opportunities, technical advancement, and skill availability, we re-position ourselves to continually make the NMIMR relevant as the leading Biomedical Research Institute in Ghana.
We are excited to work with you, our stakeholders, and I believe that as you explore this website, you will become conversant with the Institute’s work and achievements, and this will make it easier for us to strengthen our collaboration with you or foster new collaboration.

Akwaaba. Welcome.


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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