Vital PPE supplies delivered to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana

On Thursday April 9, 2020 Ghana News reported that WCC donated PPEs and medical consumables worth over GHS 100,000 to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

The donated items include medical consumables like glucometer, gan thermometer, syringes, as well as bed sheets, and also infection prevention consumables like liquid soaps as well as sanitiser, and most importantly PPE.

This donation will go a long way to help us protect our health workers and to help us deliver quality service to all the children who come to the department and particularly for children with cancer who are very vulnerable, will be able to continue their treatment because we have the facilities for prevention of infection and to hopefully help prevent the spread of any Covid-19.

So we are most grateful to World Child Cancer and we look forward to a long collaboration with them to help our children in the country.

Prof Lorna Awo Renner

Prof Renner has put in place preventive measures like hand washing, social distancing and the strict use of the hand sanitiser amongst all staff, patients and families.

Furthermore, children who are on treatment and their families are able to stay at the mothers hostel on the hospital site which will mean that they will not come into contact with anyone in the wider community who may have Covid-19, and ensures the children stay in treatment. The Indian women’s Association are providing foodstuffs for the women so that none of the mothers have to go to the market for food to cook. By staying at the mothers hostel it also prevents children with cancer having to travel on public transport or being in lockdown and not being able to get to the hospital for treatment.

World Child Cancer are working tirelessly to keep supporting children with cancer around the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. Anything you can donate to support our vital work is greatly appreciated.

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