KNUST Lecturer & Team Win N700M From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) identified as Dr Arnold Forkuo has, together with his team, received $1,896,319.00 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation owned by Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates.

Dr Arnold Forkuo Donkor holds a PhD in Pharmacology all from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in 2011 and 2016 respectively.

He also holds a University Certificate of Advanced Studies from the University of Basel and Novartis Pharma AG, Basel Switzerland as part of the Next Generation Scientist Program in 2014.

The funds are meant to be used to improve existing drug discovery capabilities in Ghana in a project that will leverage existing relationships and facilities to further develop human and infrastructure capacity for drug discovery in Ghana, towards the establishment of a drug discovery hub within the sub-region.

The initial focus will be on malaria but once established, the hub will be expanded to other diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19.



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