Inauguration of the Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories

Inauguration of the Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories

Date:Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00

Venue:NMIMR, University of Ghana


Members of the University community are hereby informed that the Advanced Research Laboratories of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) will be inaugurated by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as follows:


Date: Thursday, 21st February 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)


All are cordially invited to be part of this ceremony.


Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories: A Brief

The Government of Japan in 2016 approved a Grant Aid in support of the construction of an Advanced Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), College of Health Sciences University of Ghana, Legon. The grant which was up to two billion, two hundred and eighty-five million Japanese Yen (JPY2,285,000,000) was for the construction of the building and supply of equipment.

The decision to establish the Advanced Research Laboratories for Infectious Disease at NMIMR was promoted by the standing of the Institute as a leading biomedical research Institute. Global partners at TICAD V1 conference in Nairobi, Kenya agreed that the project should be undertaken to strengthen resilience to emerging and re-emerging diseases in West Africa and throughout the world.

The Noguchi Advanced Laboratory will ensure more efficient and safe research as well as the provision of good teaching environment for training the next generation of scientists. This will also position the Institute to play its role as a regional reference biomedical research institute for West Africa. The Institute will also increase its role in tackling the ever-expanding research and training needs of the country and the West African sub-region and to respond effectively to disease outbreaks including highly pathogenic agents such as Ebola virus, HIV/AIDS, HINI Pandemic Flu, LASSA fever, Yellow Fever, among others.

The establishment of the Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories has also strengthened the NMIMR to providing technical know-how for state-of-the-art detection of dangerous pathogens and diagnosis of the diseases that they cause during major epidemics.





February 21, 2019
NMIMR, University of Ghana