Enyo Asi Bosumpra is the Principal Nursing Officer at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). Inspired by her aunt, Enyo wanted to do something to help others in her life and she now spends her days supporting children with cancer in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
Enyo strives to provide the children she supports with the best possible treatment and care. With many families living several hundreds of miles away from hospital and under severe financial constraints, they must overcome enormous challenges simply trying to access treatment;
World Child Cancer provides essential funds to cover the costs of treatment and transport for some of the poorest and most vulnerable families in Ghana and beyond. This support means families arrive at hospital sooner with more children being able to access the treatment they desperately need.
With proven success of improving childhood cancer survival rates from below 20% to over 60% in Ghana, Enyo is optimistic for the future. Our part of our twinning partnership programme, Megan Cruise, a counsellor from the UK, worked with Nurse Enyo when volunteering in Ghana for six months earlier this year. Megan provided support to children and families on the paediatric oncology ward at KBTH and carried out training sessions for local nurses focusing on the emotional impacts of childhood cancer;