Childhood cancer ward renovated in Ghana

  • The new completed ward with colourful murals
  • Nurse Comfort discussing furniture and equipment arrangements
  • The ward before the renovation
  • The ward before the renovation

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;

“The new space will be much safer for children with cancer. This has been a long time coming and it’s great that the hospital administration has given them this new space to use.”
 
World Child Cancer supports KATH by helping to train healthcare professionals and supporting some of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged families both financially and emotionally. 
 
You can help us continue to support children with cancer around the world, and their families, by donating today. Every gift you make before 30th June 2019 will be doubled by the UK government as part of our appeal to give children with cancer the Gift of Growing Up.