CENTRE FOR MALARIA RESEARCH (CMR)
Malaria continues to be an important parasitic disease in Africa where majority of deaths and the greatest economic loses are believed to occur. The disease is seen mostly as an African problem despite gains made in its control. In Ghana to date, malaria tops OPD attendance and hospitalization in virtually all health facilities in Ghana
The University of Health and Allied Sciences Centre for Malaria Research (CMR) was established to conduct cutting edge multidisciplinary research that will tackle all aspects of the disease for its eradication. The Centre has a core staff and brings together researchers within the university with different expertise.
The Centre has the following short-term strategic goals;
• To harness all malaria research being carried out in the University
• To carry out cutting edge research in all aspects of the disease including malaria drug studies.
• To carry out research that will lead to the localised elimination of malaria - characterisation, changes in disease burden at sub local levels
• To engage in advocacy on malaria at local, national and international fora