Clinical Characterization of COVID‐19 disease

In an effort to contribute to the global research efforts into COVID-19, a team based at Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana are leading the ISARIC/ALERRT Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) observational study. The team have adapted and modified the protocol to fit the nature and resources of their setting and received ethical approval from their local review board. The study is successfully underway.
What is vital at this time, is to provide SOP’s and study materials that can be accessed and used by teams to support high-quality, rapid implementation of these critical COVID-19 studies in various settings. We know the true power of active sharing and the impact it can have to raise standards and speed up research.

Therefore, the team in Ghana have generously provided access to the SOP's and documentation they have developed to support the CCP study at their sites.

If you wish to share your own resources or wish to ask any questions to the team about the Ghana resources presented below, please contact us at

To support the implementation of the CCP study in Ghana, the following photos illustrate the training sessions which took place across two sites including GA East Hospital in Accra, and the Pentecost Convention Centre in Kasoa.