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Latifa's story Ghana
Latifa came from a large, loving family in Zoosali, a village in northern Ghana. She was just three years old when she developed eye cancer.
Latifa’s family first noticed that something was wrong when a white spot appeared in her eye. When traditional medicines and eye drops failed to work, Latifa’s parents took her to the eye clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi where she underwent eye removal surgery.
The surgery cost Latifa’s family two months’ income, leaving them under severe financial pressure. Without enough money to pay for the
Nurse Pat is a Deputy Director of Nursing Service who now works at the Day Care Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. With over 30 years of nursing experience, Pat’s knowledge is invaluable to the team at KBTH.
Despite being incredibly busy, Pat walks the ward with a smile on her face each day. It is clear that the children are very fond of her, with five-year-old Sono joining us as we sit down to find out more about her role;
With the vision of “Palliative care for every child who needs it”- partners, supporters and donors all came together last month for a virtual celebration of the five-year anniversary of The Children's Palliative Care Initiative.