The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has taken steps to support the cancer treatment of a six year-old child of a non-teaching staff of the school.
According to information available to Univers News, the six year-old is suffering from child cancer and must undergo Radiotherapy at the Korle-Bu Teaching.
To assist the family of little Samuel raise money for the operation, the GIJ’s SRC has appealed to the entire students body to donate and help save Samuel’s life.
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Brief checks by UniversNews indicate that the family of Samuel would need about US$20,000 for treatment.
Meanwhile, the World Child Cancer (WCC), an organization that supports children with cancer has called on the government to incorporate the diagnosis and treatment of child cancers into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
They explained that the inclusion would help early diagnoses and treatment of the disease and improve the survival rates of many children who die due to undiagnosed or late diagnosed.
Professor Renner Lorna, WCC Project Lead and Consultant, made the appeal at the launch of the Transforming lives of Children with Cancer initiative in Accra on Tuesday.
Prof Lorna noted that cases of childhood cancer were expensive and that patient’s ability to access the NHIS would help improve early referrals among public health officials, and improving on diagnostic facilities.
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