Doctors from Edinburgh Children's Hospital Visit Ghana

As part of our ongoing UK Aid programme in Ghana, World Child Cancer facilitated a twinning visit whereby healthcare professionals from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, visited Korle Bu (KBTH) and Komfe Anokye Teaching Hospitals (KATH) to share knowledge and expertise on treating children with cancer.

Throughout the visit, Edinburgh volunteers Dr Emma Johnson and Dr Karen Brougham and Professor Lorna Renner from KBTH and Dr Vivian Paintsill of KATH delivered several presentations and lectures to over 120 healthcare professionals from across Ghana. The visit was a great opportunity for speakers and attendees to share lessons and experiences of diagnosing and treating childhood cancer effectively.

Attendees were asked for feedback at the end of each session with one doctor commenting;

‘This was a very insightful workshop that will definitely enhance my medical practice.’

Other comments from attendees included newfound awareness for tone of voice when talking to patients.

Our twinning programme is an opportunity for healthcare professionals from around the world to work together and provide a better standard of care for children with cancer. These projects are only made possible with thanks to your generous donations. Donate today to continue supporting children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries around the world.