German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention (G-WAC) officially launched

The newly established German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention (G-WAC) was officially launched on the 26^th Nov 2021 at the KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana. The pandemic centre aims to address the existential threat of global pandemics to the health and welfare of people through trans- and inter-disciplinary research projects. The centre will not only address the pandemic preparedness in West Africa, but the whole of Africa. The German ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Daniel Krull and dignitaries from Ghana were in attendance. A delegation from the German Embassy in Accra, G-WAC partners from University of Bonn, University Hospital Bonn, TU Berlin, the Charite University Hospital, BSPH and DAAD office in Ghana were also in attendance.

The delegates from the University of Bonn / University Hospital Bonn were Prof. Gunther Hartmann, Speaker Excellence Cluster ImmunoSensation, Bonn, Prof. Achim Hörauf Director IMMIP and Prof. Walter Bruchhausen, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health. Virologist Prof. Christian Drosten of the Charite University Hospital, Prof. Gunther Hartmann, Speaker Exellence Cluster ImmunoSensation, Prof. Achim Hörauf, Director IMMIP, Dr. John Amuasi, Speaker G-WAC and PD. Dr. Wilm Quentin, Speaker G-WAC presented on varies topics of public health interest.


About G-WAC

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Link to the ceremony video

Cutting of tape by Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Pro Vice-chancellor, and His Excellency Daniel Krull,
German Ambassador to Ghana


Photos copyright: Kofi Amankwah