The Ghana Haemophilia Society donated a state-of-the-arts coagulometer worth €25,000 to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

The equipment was acquired with funding support from the Society’s project partner Novo Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation (NNHF).

The equipment would enable medical professionals diagnose the condition and share data so patients and their families could be identified, monitored and provided the needed support.

Chairman of the Ghana Haemophilia Society Prof. Opare-Sem noted that presently, the society did not diagnose the disease and the donated equipment was to help diagnose samples of Haemophiliacs in Southern Ghana.

President of the Ghana Haemophilia Society Mr. Martin Boakye said haemophilia patients suffered several deformities over the past decade because hospitals did not have adequate resources and knowledge about how to handle hemophilia patients. Mr. Boakye noted that the Society had been working hard to train health professionals and provide needed laboratory equipment in major health institutions.

Credits: | Hafiz Tijani