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German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention

G-WAC is hosted by the College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. The Centre collaborates with the Technical University Berlin, Charité-University of Medicine Berlin and University of Bonn, Germany.

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Call For Applications

Research Stay at KNUST

Deadline: 15th September, 2022

Call for PhD Applications

Deadline: 30th September, 2022

Our Misson

The Centre aims to address the existential threat of pandemics to the health and welfare of people through trans- and inter-disciplinary research projects targeting both the main drivers of pandemics (e.g. health impact of wild habitat encroachment, extensive agriculture and climate change, transfer of pathogens from wild animals to humans) and the key pillars of resilient health systems in the WHO framework (e.g. effective governance, sustainable financing mechanisms, appropriate human resource capacity, availability of essential medicines and technology, reliable health information, and responsive health service delivery) using One Health approaches.

The G-WAC Project
Prof. (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson , The Vice Chancellor of KNUST
Christoph Retzlaff, German Ambassador to Ghana.


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Partner Institutions

G-WAC draws on international experience and expertise of three main partners and a broad international network.


Call For Applications

Research Stay at KNUST

Deadline: 15th September, 2022

Research Stay in Germany

Deadline: 16th August, 2022


Latest Events

21 May 2024
Public Lecture

Encounters: Research Integrity

May 21, 2024 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Zoom Meeting (Online)
24 Oct 2023
Online Lecture

Human-Wildlife Interaction

October 24, 2023 12:30 - October 26, 2023 15:30
14 Aug 2023

One Health Operationalisation

August 14, 2023 00:00 - August 18, 2023 23:00
Mastercard Conference Hall, KNUST, Kumasi

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About G-WAC

The G-WAC is one of the eight new DAAD-funded Global Centres for Climate and Health to be established across low- and middle-income countries to address global challenges with funding from the German Foreign Office.

Global Partners

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