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A Professor of Natural Products Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Yaw Opoku Boahen says he has discovered plants with biologically active compounds that can be developed for the production of potent drugs for cancer, malaria and other health conditions.

One of the compounds Professor Boahen prepared with enhanced biological activity proved very promising going as far as phase two clinical trial which implies it could possibly pass as a potent drug.

The Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) with support from the Confucius Headquarters and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China has held a public lecture on the theme, “China-Ghana Diplomatic Relations”.

The lecture which was delivered by the Chargé D’Affaires, Mr. Jiang Zhouteng of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday focused on the past, present and future relations between the two countries.

He indicated that the diplomatic relationship between China and Ghana has highly remained cordial. With Ghana being the second African country after Guinea to establish such relations with China, the two countries have achieved fruitful economic and trade cooperation.

The Center for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), University of Cape Coast (UCC) has organized a dissemination Seminar to create awareness on the fast spread of child prostitution and its dire effects on children and the country at large. The seminar was on the theme, “Gold between My Thighs: Examination of Child Prostitution in Ghanaian Metropolis.”

Speaking on the theme, Dr. Georgina Yaa Oduro of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology disclosed that child prostitution is a global menace which is on a fast increase.

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences has organised the 3rd exhibition to showcase some products produced by undergraduate students to the general public.

Some products displayed at the exhibition were, variety of herbal tea, alcoholic beverages, soap, body lotion/cream, hair creams, fruit juices, Bissap and other natural products.

Welcoming guests to the exhibition, the Head of Department, Dr. Desmond Omane-Acheampong, said coming up with discoveries alone was not enough, rather they had to be transformed into products to the benefit of society.

A senior lecturer at the Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology, Dr. Andreas Kudom, has called on stakeholders and policy makers to adopt new strategies on Malaria prevention through continuous research.

He noted that though a lot of resources had been invested into malaria prevention programmes, there had not been any significant decreases in cases of malaria in the country.

Dr. Kudom made this call at a lecture to commemorate the 2018 World Malaria Day which was on the theme “Living with Mosquitoes in Cape Coast: the Threats, Mitigation and the Role of Science”.

Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah

On April 15-18, 2018, Auburn University (AU) Outreach Global hosted the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Dean of Centre for International Education, UCC, and Prof. Johnson Nyarko-Boampong Provost of College of Health and Allied Sciences, UCC, at AU campus as part of the two institutions collaborative engagements.

For the past three years, AU and UCC have implemented community service learning engagement in civic education, train-the-trainer programs, business initiatives and healthcare programs at Sekondi and Cape Coast, Ghana respectively.

Second lady of Ghana, Mrs. Samira Bawumia

The Second lady of Ghana, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, has advised female students of the University to broaden their horizon and acquire valuable skills that can make them competitive globally.

“The woman’s place is at the top and it is time we take up the challenging role not just in our schools and communities but in our society” she said.

Mrs. Bawumia gave the advice when she delivered an address at the Students’ Representative Council 21st Century Woman Programme which was on the theme “Developing the 21st Century Woman as an Asset, towards A Common Future”.

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