Meet Justice Kumi: One Of The Scientists Testing Coronavirus In Ghana

Justice Kumi Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

These are no ordinary days.

A government asking its citizens to stay indoors as people in the health sector go on the frontline to fight an unseen adversary.

That is the situation coronavirus has created for us.

Every day the virus continues to spread in the country, there are men and women who are also going to work, completing longer shifts than usual, all in an attempt to provide the best diagnosis, the best care and save our lives in the process.

One of such heroic people is Justice Kumi, a Chief Research Assistant at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Justice is part of the team who are testing hundreds of samples for coronavirus at great personal risk.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Ghana. He also has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Clinical Pathology.

At the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), the Clinical Pathology Department conducts research that contributes to intervention strategies and safeguards of public health in Ghana.

In view of this, the Department carries out research into plant medicine development, drug interactions and regulation, bio-monitoring and prevention of poisoning from environmental toxicants, according to the NMIMR website.

The Department also provides specialized laboratory services in support of public health programmes and in this time of coronavirus pandemic their services is much needed.

Justice currently has 13 publications on Research Gate (an academic research platform). His 13 publications have been read 2,469 and cited 120 times.

He says he has an interest in Biomarkers, Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Science, Laboratory Diagnostics, Clinical Hematology, Fungi, Mycotoxins, STD, Toxicology and Clinical Trials.

During his academic life, he has been awarded the Overall Best Project in Medical laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology) at the Bachelor of Science degree level at the University of Ghana.

Such a great mind helping Ghana to fight coronavirus.

Here’s how you can help Justice – Just stay at home.


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