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  • “Why Bother Doctor; she’s going to Die Anyway?”

    “Why Bother Doctor; she’s going to Die Anyway?”

    The case of Mansa: A true story We (clinicians) had just confirmed that the underlying cause of sweet 4 year old Mansa’s (not her real name unsettling fever and bone pain) was actually a type of childhood cancer of the blood called Leukemia. This was after about 6 weeks of hospital admission, blood transfusions, several

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  • BORN TOO SMALL, BORN TOO SOON

    BORN TOO SMALL, BORN TOO SOON

    Today started like any other day in my life – my short life because I was conceived just some 8 months ago. So as I was saying today started like any other day in my world. A warm, dark, cosy quiet world where I was king.   All I usually hear is my mums voice…she

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  • CHALLENGES TO NEWBORN CARE IN GHANA – STORIES FROM THE MBU: A NEWBORN WITH JAUNDICE

    CHALLENGES TO NEWBORN CARE IN GHANA – STORIES FROM THE MBU: A NEWBORN WITH JAUNDICE

    It’s another day in the Mother Baby Unit, (MBU) which is the newborn care unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where babies below 2 months are admitted when they fall ill. A young mother had just “rushed” in her 5 day old baby boy. I say “rushed” but the reality was that it

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  • Paediatric Society of Ghana 2016 AGSM: “Adolescent Health – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

    Paediatric Society of Ghana 2016 AGSM: “Adolescent Health – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

    The Paediatric Society of Ghana is pleased to present it’s upcoming 2016 Annual General and Scientific meeting. The venue is the True Vine Hotel, KUMASI on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June. The theme of the AGSM is “Adolescent Health: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Come and be part of this exciting and

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  • PSG LAUNCHES LUDO GAME ON WORLD TB DAY – 24th March 2016

    PSG LAUNCHES LUDO GAME ON WORLD TB DAY – 24th March 2016

      Every year, 24th March is set aside to mark World TB DAY. The theme for this year is ‘UNITE TO END TB’ In 2015, 730 children (5%) were diagnosed with TB out of 14,460 cases reported to the National TB Control Program in Ghana. This is far below the expected estimate of 10-15% of

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  • PAEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY UPDATE COURSE

    PAEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY UPDATE COURSE

    All paediatric residents and other interested medical staff are cordially invited to the upcoming 2-day Paediatric Dermatology 2016 Update course taking place at Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital on 25-26th February 2016, from 9am to 4pm each day. Topics will include skin conditions in neonates, childhood and adolescence, skin manifestations of paedatric HIV, autoimmune diseases, neurocutaneous syndromes

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