University of Ghana (UG) - Accra, Ghana

UG's quality of faculty, facilities, research, and international collaboration are reflected in its recent ranking as the topmost University in West Africa. Areas of research focus for UG faculty include infectious and NCDs, mental health, climate change, maternal health, etc. Elements that make UG a strong partner include: the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), which promotes, coordinates and facilitates research activities; the Office of International Programs, responsible for coordinating and promoting relations with international students and scholars; and several research institutions, including the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens. ORID manages external research funds of over $52 million from donors including NIAID and NCI, among other sponsors. For nearly 25 years, UCD has collaborated with UG in research and capacity building: several key studies in maternal and child nutrition have been completed in Ghana, and at least 4 Ghanaians have received their PhD from UCDF and have returned to UG or continued to work in the international arena, whilst 3 more are currently working on their dissertations. UG will focus on maternal and child health, and nutrition.

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