University of Ghana (UG)

For nearly 30 years, the University of Ghana has collaborated with UC Davis in research and capacity building: many key studies in maternal and child nutrition have been completed or are underway in Ghana, and several Ghanaians have received their Ph.D. from UC Davis and have returned to UG or continued to work in the international arena. UCSF has also recently started some collaborative projects in Ghana on person-centered maternity care and COVID-19 effects on health care workers.

UG faculty's research areas include infectious and non-communicable diseases, mental health, climate change, maternal and child health and nutrition, nutrition and child development, and blood safety and availability. Elements that make UG a strong partner include:

  • Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) which promotes, coordinates, and facilitates research activities, as well as manages external research funds.
  • International Programs Office (IPO) coordinates and promotes relationswith international students and scholars. It has a variety of services, including assistance with accommodation, immigration issues, and local culture.

UG also collaborates with several other research institutions, such as the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research; Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics; the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens; the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement; and the West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC).

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