Developing palatable anti-malarials for children
About the department
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a core department in the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. The Faculty has been Ghana’s premier and largest pharmacist training institution since 1953.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is the only postgraduate training department in Ghana for pharmaceutical analysts and pharmaceutical and medicinal chemists from across West Africa. The Department also serves as a pioneer in HPLC applications at KNUST, and it provides foundational training in chemistry for human biology (medicine and dentistry), veterinary medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy students at KNUST.
Impact on development
By training future pharmacists to work across Ghana, the department is increasing the access to medicine for much of the country.
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About the institution
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Why Seeding Labs?
The department needs equipment to enable faculty research and support practical teaching for around 1,500 biomedical sciences students per year.
Did you know?
Since 1953, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has been the largest pharmacist training institution in Ghana.