Name:Prof. Abraham Kwabena Anang
 Telephone:+233-302-501178/9, +233-302-501180
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 Department: Parasitology

 Administrative Role: Director

Prof. Kwabena Mante Bosompem is the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana. He led a team of researchers at NMIMR to develop a cost effective, non-invasive, rapid field-applicable monoclonal antibody-based dipstick assay for urinary schistosomiasis.

Prof. K. M Bosompem served as member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Task Force on African Trypanosomiasis, and he was consultant to the WHO on several occasions.  He also served as a member of the Editorial Board of “Parasitology International”. He has lectured in Applied Parasitology, Microbiology/Immunology and Veterinary Microbiology and trained students including undergraduates; Higher National Diplomas (HND), BSc, M.Phils and Ph.Ds. from several universities including the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has over “70 publications in International Journals and he has contributed to pioneering work on toxoplasmosis and biomining.

Prof. Bosompem has been Chairman of the Research Board of the College of Health Sciences (comprised of the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences). He was a member of the Board of the National Biosafety Authority of Ghana. He is also a Member of Ghana’s Committee for implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNHCR) 1540 on Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials. He is also Team Leader of the Sub-committee on – Biological non-proliferation; and member of CBRN Centres of Excellence “Project 17” for “Establishing a national response plan in Ghana and Kenya for responding to unauthorized events involving CBRN”. He was also National President of the Ghana Red Cross Society.

His biography was published in the Millennium Edition of Marquis WHO’s WHO (2000) recognising today’s global leaders in every important field of endeavour. Through his interest in social research and development, he initiated the philosophy and concept of comprehensive community mobilization through Community Directed Development, and he is the Founder of Community Directed Development Foundation (CDDF).

Research Interests

  • Advancing one health, integrating accurate diagnostics, limiting zoonoses, disease prevention and elimination.
  • Developing health systems, strategic partnerships and safety nets for livelihoods improvement.
  • Strengthening local governance and people’s participation for reaching development targets in health, including SDGs.

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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