Global Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

(GPED)

Suite #334, 3381 Cambie Street

Vancouver BC V5Z 4R3

Canada

info@globalpedendo.org

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Deborah Amakye Ansah, a pediatric nurse from Ghana working at the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana.

Deborah. Ghana

Deborah, in 2018 she will become the first trained pediatric endocrine nurse in Ghana.

From May 2018, British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada; has received Deborah Amakye Ansah, a pediatric nurse from Ghana working at the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana. The clinic started in 2012 with only one patient. Currently, there are approximately 600 patients with endocrine disorders with 155 of them having diabetes. Once back Ghana, she will help in education to families of children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

Meet Princess. She lives with her parents in Kumasi, Ghana. She was diagnosed as type 1 diabetes mellitus, at 3 years old, when she presented to hospital with DKA. Prior to presentation her nappy had to be changed more frequently, she ate excessively but was losing weight. She always looked tired and weak. Luckily she receives supervised care at the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana. The clinic started in 2012 with Princess as the only patient. Currently, there  are approximately 600 patients with endocrine disorders with 155 of them having diabetes. 

The Pediatric Endocrine Clinic is the first of its kind in Ghana. Children and adolescents with diabetes and other endocrine disorders are referred from the Northern sector and middle belt of Ghana. Some patients have to travel for more than 12 hours to get to the clinic. While the establishment of the clinic is a huge milestone for pediatric endocrine care at KATH, our next step is to build a healthcare team that is specialized in taking care of children with endocrine disorders and diabetes. 

 

This current project consists in supporting the training of Deborah Amakye Ansah, a pediatric nurse from Ghana, who will come to British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, from May-June 2018. She will train with our expert team of nurses, dietitians, and physicians. When she goes back to Ghana, she will be the first trained pediatric endocrine nurse. She will be of great importance in the organization of the pediatric endocrine clinic. She will help in education to families of children with diabetes and help the many such as Princess of Ghana

 

 

The Pediatric Endocrine Clinic is the first of its kind in Ghana. Children and adolescents with diabetes and other endocrine disorders are referred from the Northern sector and middle belt of Ghana. Some patients have to travel for more than 12 hours to get to the clinic. While the establishment of the clinic is a huge milestone for pediatric endocrine care at KATH, our next step is to build a healthcare team that is specialized in taking care of children with endocrine disorders and diabetes. 

 

This current project consists in supporting the training of Deborah Amakye Ansah, a pediatric nurse from Ghana, who will come to British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, from May-June 2018. She will train with our expert team of nurses, dietitians, and physicians. When she goes back to Ghana, she will be the first trained pediatric endocrine nurse. She will be of great importance in the organization of the pediatric endocrine clinic. She will help in education to families of children with diabetes and help the many such as Princess of Ghana. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Ghana association of nurses in Vancouver, the accommodation and flight of nurse Deborah are covered. 

Nurse Deborah teaching patients in the (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana

We need to raise $3650 CAD to cover administrative expenses (600$), insurance (750$), transportation (300$) and living expenses (2000$) for 2 months. All donations greater than $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. For donations greater than $50, our nurse Deborah will send you a small souvenir from Ghana to thank you for your kind and generous donation!