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Saving Young Lives in Accra, Ghana

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Program:

Started date: 2012

Leadership: Victoria May Adabayeri.
3 paediatricians and a nurse form now the core of the PD team in the department

Data in 2916: PD fluids arrived in November 2013 and the first patient was treated in April 2014.
The hospital has treated on average 1 patient per month.

 

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The PD for AKI program was started in Accra at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The Population of Accra is about 2.2 million but as the flagship tertiary center, Korle-Bu caters to the whole country with a capacity of 2,000 beds.
It is currently the third largest hospital in Africa and the leading national referral centre in Ghana.

 

Trainings:

Several doctors have been trained in various short term training programs and a nephrology nurse, Seth Johnson, NP, from the Renal Research Institute in NYC (USA) taught in Accra for a week in the summer 2013.

  • 2012: Participation of Dr. Victoria Adabayeri, a paediatric nephrologist as well Dr. Samuel Osei –Nketia, a surgeon in the annual course in Cape Town, at the Red Cross Children hospital on PD catheter insertion: 5 days of training
  • 2013: Participation of Charlyne Kilba in the annual course in Cape Town, at the Red Cross Children hospital on PD catheter insertion: 5 days of training
  • 2015: Participation of Dr. Beatrice Nyann and Nurse Emma Odarchoe Hammond in the annual course in Cape Town, at the Red Cross Children hospital on PD catheter insertion and the WCN of Nephrology
  • December 2015: Dr. Adabayeri participated in the first international dialysis course of West Africa in Dakar
  • Educational ambassador training during a week in Accra. Mr. Seth Johnson trained nurses and medical professionals in Accra and Kumasi.
  • ISN has established a Sister Renal Centre Quattuor with Accra (Charlotte Osafo) and Kumasi (J Plange Rhule) + Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (Graham Lipkin) + St. George's Hospital, University of London (John Eastwood.).

 

Additional Info

  • Year: 2012
  • Status: In progress
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Ghana
  • Topics: AKI, Peritoneal Dialysis
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