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27
MAY
2019

SOD CUTTING-CEREMONY OF THE KNUST- SPH THECA CENTRE AT AGOGO HOSPITAL ON 14TH MAY 2019

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.