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Saving Young Lives in Kumasi, Ghana

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Program

Started date: 2013

Leadership: Dr. Sampson Antwi, fully IPNA trained pediatric nephrologist, 

Data in 2016: Since 2013, they are treating an average of 2-3 patients per month.

 

The program is dedicated to children with a planned expansion to adults in the future.The program is expanding to raise community awareness and increase referrals of cases to the hospital.
The success of our PD program has been presented extensively at scientific conferences and continuous medical education programs throughout the country and beyond. This has afforded many health personnel in the districts to either consult our center on phone or refer cases to us. Hands-on PD training program has been organized for Emergency Physicians in the hospital as well as some residents and district doctors.
Plans are underway to organize more PD training workshops for district doctors across the regions of Ghana.

 

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Ghana Kumasi

The PD for AKI program was started at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in Kumasi. The hospital is located in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, West Africa. KATH is the second largest hospital in Ghana with approximately 1000 beds. The geographical location of KATH, the road network of the country and commercial nature of Kumasi make the hospital accessible to all the areas that share boundaries with Ashanti Region and others that are further away. As such, referrals are received from all the northern regions (namely, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions), Brong Ahafo, Central, Western, Eastern and parts of the Volta Regions.

 

Trainings

  • 2012: Participation of Dr. Sampson Antwi in the annual course in Cape Town, at the Red Cross Children hospital on PD catheter insertion: 5 days of training
  • Summer 2013: Educational ambassador training during a week in Kumasi. Mr. Seth Johnson trained 40+nurses and medical professionals on kidney disease, and dialysis.
  • Fall 2013: Participation of Dr. Elliot Tannor in the annual course in Cape Town, at the Red Cross Children hospital on PD catheter insertion: 5 days of training
  • December 2015: Dr. Antwi participated in the first international dialysis course of West Africa in Dakar
  • Dr. Sampson Antwi is now developing a pilot project to raise community awareness and capacity building in Kath Hospital’s catchment area.

 

Additional Info

  • Year: 2013
  • Status: In progress
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Ghana
  • Topics: AKI, Peritoneal Dialysis
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