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12th Peadiatric Oncology Twinning Workshop at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital successfully ended after three days

The 12th bi-annual Twinning Workshop Programme organized by the World Child Cancer in collaboration with the Peadiatric Oncology Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has successfully come to an end after three days

The training workshop which started on the 11th of May and ended on the 13th was led by a team from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh, UK which included Oncologists, nurses and psychologists.

Much needed support and guidance to the team was provided by local experts in Paediatric oncology throughout the three day workshop period.

On record, the workshop focused on improving local capacity on Childhood Sarcoma clinical presentation and staging, diagnosis (Imaging and Histopathology) for Doctors; while a session with nurses focused on blood transfusion and blood products, Nutritional support in resource-limited settings.

The training workshop was also aimed at improving the quality of care for children with cancer through shared knowledge, technology and organizational skills.

Other session included Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Mucostitis, and Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Speaking to George Achempim the program coordinator for Ghana, he said that since 2010, two workshops are organized annually involving international facilitators at Korle Bu Teaching (usually in May) and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in November.

“The workshops in Ghana target childhood cancer healthcare professionals in the southern sector of the country, while the November Workshop at KATH is aimed at further developing healthcare professionals in the northern sector of Ghana.” He added

“Participants for the three day workshop included healthcare professionals from Tamale Teaching Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and Ho Teaching Hospital. The three-year twinning Programme is funded by the U.K.” He said

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