We are delighted to announce that the childhood cancer ward at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, has been renovated with new plumbing, air conditioning, electrics and furniture.
The new revamp means it is now an exclusive space for nurses and doctors to care for children with cancer. The ward was previously also host to other paediatric patients, significantly increasing the risk of infection and disease. Children undergoing cancer have weakened immune systems, having a safe space for them to receive treatment will reduce their risk of contracting illnesses from other patients and ultimately increase their chances of survival.
World Child Cancer’s Project Manager, Meg Collington, visited the new ward in 2019 and commented;