Main Reseach

Main Research


The Institute continued to pursue its core business of research in 2011. Seventeen (17) new projects commenced in 2011 bringing to a total seventy (70) projects registered in the records of the Office for Research Support as being active in 2011.
The projects were predominantly in infectious diseases. The major areas covered were malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, HIV/AIDs, Rotavirus, Influenzas, Mycobacterial infections (tuberculosis and Buruli ulcer),and development of natural products (Ghanaian plant medicines) as treatments agents for malaria, HIV IAIDS and trypanosomiasis. Other studies were on aflatoxicosis and cancer.
These activities have been driven by the nine departments of the Institute namely, Parasitology, Immunology, Clinical Pathology, Electron Microscopy, Epidemiology, V1rology, Bacteriology, Nutrition and Animal Experimentation. Details are outlined under each department.


  • Malaria

  • HIV/AIDs

  • Rotavirus

  • Influenzas

  • Schistosmiasis

  • Lymphatic Filariasis

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Mycobacterial infections (tuberculosis and Buruli ulcer)

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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