Ghana

Lifeline for Childhood Cancer, Korle-Bu Hospital facilitate treatment for 2 children with cancer

Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana, in collaboration with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, has supported two children battling cancer in Ghana to seek treatment abroad.
The two have been transported to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the USA to undergo complex surgeries and treatment for cancer.
The surgeries required are beyond the capabilities of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Additionally, the parents of these children were unable to bear the financial burden associated with the surgeries
The surgeries, to be performed by specialist surgeons of St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, are fully funded by St Jude Children’s Hospital.
Speaking on the initiative in Accra yesterday, Ms Akua Sarpong, Executive Director Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana, expressed her elation at securing this life-changing opportunity for the two children in urgent need of treatment.
“St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a beacon of hope for pediatric cancer patients worldwide as they cater for the most complex cancer cases around the world. Their mission aligns perfectly with ours, as we strive to ensure that children with cancer regardless of their background receive the specialised medical services and support they need to survive,” Ms Sarpong indicated.
She also emphasised Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana’s commitment to raising funds and awareness in order to advance pediatric cancer care and improve survival rates for children with cancer in Ghana.
In addition, Ms Sarpong appealed for support for the fundraising efforts of Lifeline for Childhood Cancer, which serves as the fundraising foundation partner of the Pediatric Oncology unit of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
This partnership underscores the strength of the St Jude Global Alliance, Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to advance pediatric cancer care for children living with cancer in Ghana.
The St Jude Global Alliance through its partnerships with institutions across the globe works to improve the survival rates of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, worldwide, through the sharing of knowledge, technology and organisational skills.
Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana (LCCG), the fundraising foundation partner of the pediatric oncology unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making cancer control a national health priority, facilitating and increasing access to optimal medical care/treatment for children with cancer, among others.

BY TIMES REPORTER