The West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs has announced its maiden symposium on the theme: Infectious disease in an era of global change; innovative multidisciplinary pan-African efforts towards building research capacity in Africa. The world is going through a rapid change, and multidisciplinary collaboration especially among scientist in the developing world is critical to finding solution to critical problems that arises. This symposium will see the gathering and participation of scientists and students across Ghana and West Africa.
The research symposium will be hosted by the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) between October 12 and 14 at the University of Ghana Legon campus. In july, WACCBIP will hold its annual Research Conference in the WACCBIP Auditorium at the Biochemistry Department of the University of Ghana.
The West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs (WANIDA) is the West African Network of African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) on Infectious Diseases established in 2020 to facilitate interactions, collaborations and networking among infectious disease ACEs, other health-related ACEs and non-ACE institutions in the sub-region with the aim of addressing the inadequacies of existing health systems across Africa to respond to significant public health threats. WANIDA seeks to promote greater cooperation among participating institutions to pursue high quality research and training excellence, with emphasis on the etiology of febrile illnesses in West Africa, and developing mechanisms of sharing research resources and technical expertise.