Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, on the 14th of
May, 2019, witnessed the Sod cutting for the commencement for the construction
of a THECA Centre, a sponsored project by KNUST (School of Public Health –
School of Medical Sciences).
THECA, which stands
for “The Effect of a novel
typhoid Conjugate vaccine in Africa, a multi Centre study in Ghana
and Democratic Republic of the Congo” is supported by the European and
Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The purpose of the
study is to fill a large gap in ongoing large-scale typhoid control efforts and
to yield critical data to enable African and international policy makers to
make informed decisions on Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) introductions. The
programme will be implemented for the next five (5) years.
The event was graced by the General Manager of the Hospital, Management, Provost of The College of Health Sciences, The Dean of School of Public Health (KNUST), eminent chiefs of Agogo Traditional Area and other members of staff. The Hospital Chaplain, Rev. Mavis Hannah Yeboah led the sod cutting.