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KNUST loses research scientist and advocate for COVID traditional medicine

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has has lost Professor George Kuffour, a renowned research scientist and advocate for traditional medicine approved by FDA.

– KNUST Professor dies after FDA Approves Herbal Medicine.

Professor George Kuffour

– Prof Kuffour was Head of the Pharmacology Department

– Former Head of Department of Herbal Medicine, KNUST.

He was the principal investigator for the traditional medicine approved by FDA and also in toxicology research for many research institutions, including Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority.

The University has expressed remorse for the loss of Professor George Kuffour.

“Management is deeply saddened by his loss, with his rich experience in the training of pharmacists in Ghana,” Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, the University Relations Officer, told Ghana News Agency in an interview.

Late Prof Kuffour

The University authorities say Prof Kuffour died of cardiac complications after he was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on the dawn of Friday, February 5 2021.

Dr Bekoe said the late Prof. Kuffour had been involved in the training of traditional medical practitioners across the country and the West African Sub-region.

He appealed to the media “to desist from sensationalising his death and grant his family some privacy.”

No report has been obtaining claiming the Professor died of COVID.

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