Ghana 3 project
Strengthen advocacy capacity and haemophilia care in Ghana
Ghana Haemophilia Society (GHS)
Mr Martin Boakye
3 years, Q3 2020 – Q3 2023
- Strengthening haemophilia care and the empowerment of nurses in the basic multi-disciplinary care teams in Accra and Kumasi through a 3-weeks specialised training of 1 paediatrician and 4 nurses in either Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa or Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.
- Training of 100 healthcare professionals, recognising haemophilia symptoms and establishing basic and emergency care in 3 regional hospitals, reducing travel time up to 10 hours (both ways) for people with haemophilia living in Sunyani, Waiwso, and Takoradi region.
- Organisation of an awareness raising campaign amongst the general public, including a documentary on haemophilia aired on national television. This led to a 40% increase in the number of people with haemophilia diagnosed, having diagnosed 140 new people with haemophilia.
- Self-infusion training for 200 people with haemophilia and family members in Sunyani, Waiwso and Takoradi region, enabling 60 people with haemophilia to be on home treatment.
- In-depth training of two healthcare professional teams from Accra and Kumasi
- Increase of advocacy capacity and ability to raise awareness through strategic partnerships
- Strengthen the patient organisation and empower patient community