2 August 2021
With the end of the academic year of the University of Ghana on 31st July, staff who have reached the age of 60 years officially retire. This year, at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), a send-off ceremony was held at which all staff due to retire were acknowledged and celebrated for their societal contributions.
Among this year’s celebrated was Prof Kennedy Kwasi Addo, who is retiring after 20 years of service at NMIMR. He was presented with a citation from the institute and gifts from the Department of Bacteriology that he headed for several years.
Prof Addo was from 2007 to date, the PI for the mycobacteria diseases research of Afrique One, a mentor and supervisor of three cohorts of students. At the ceremony past and present fellows of Afrique One, presented him with a plaque bearing good will messages from his mentees from all over Africa.
According to Prof Bassirou Bonfoh, Director of Afrique One, “Prof Kennedy Addo has hugely contributed to science advancements in TB control and food safety in Africa with One Health concept. He is among the three African One health champions and pioneers of Afrique One”.
We wish Prof. Addo all the best for his next chapter and are grateful for all his efforts over the years. He changed the public health landscape across Africa by building research capacity and providing leadership as One Health champion.