First BMT center in Ghana

First BMT center in Ghana

There are several hundred thousand children suffering from Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Africa, a genetic disease which causes major suffering and disability and very often leads to death prior to adolescence. Sub-Saharan Africa has a dire need for centers capable of offering a permanent solution to this crippling disease, the only one being bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Dr John Logah, a Ghanian neurosurgeon currently working in the Czech Repubblic, having had close relatives suffering and dying from SCD estabished BMT Foundation Ghana International which C2C is supporting. This BMT unit will be developed in a newly built large goverment hospital in Accra, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) also known as Ridge Regional Hospital. A memorandum of understanding with the Ghana Ministry of Health has been signed an space allocated at GRAH.

We hope to raise enough funds to be able to start transplants by mid-2018.