The Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC), with assist from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is organizing a sequence of workshops to sensitise health professionals within the Bono East area about clinical trials. Two classes of the workshop have been held at KHRC.

The workshop is aimed at broadening the knowledge and understanding of health professionals, who’re seen as key stakeholders, concerning the role of clinical trials in evidence-based medicine discovery and to help them admire the moral and regulatory standards utilized within the implementation of clinical trials in Ghana.

Addressing individuals at the primary and second classes held in Kintampo, Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante, Director of the Kintampo Health Research Centre confused the significance of clinical trials to health professionals as it’s a means by way of which humanity will be saved.

Kintampo Health Research Centre sensitises health professionals on clinical trials

He added that “as health professionals, we forget that clinical trials are as important as the medications that we give to our patients. The reason is that without clinical trials, we don’t get medications and vaccines on the market. The other reason is that clinical trials have been done elsewhere but recently, a lot of trials are being done on the continent and the reason is that we have strong health systems and the capacity, to support the conduct clinical trials”.

He urged the health professionals to be ambassadors of clinical trials and educate people who find themselves oblivious of the good thing about clinical trials and the way they’re carried out.

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