what we do
Live withoutLiver Cancer in Ghana
Our patient support services are available to all persons who have been diagnosed with liver disease in Ghana.
The foundation provides counselling on all liver diseases and liver cancer. We would advise you on the next step regarding your liver disease.
Many patients in Ghana do not have access to specialists in liver care. The foundation would assist you to meet the specialist doctor closer to you and also facilitate your appointment.
We would forward your concerns on liver cancer to the experts, and advise you further
Training and Support for Healthcare personnel
The foundation works closely with hospitals that provide care for liver cancer patients. We provide training and logistic support for healthcare personnel involved in the management of liver cancer patients. The foundation recently donated surgical consumables and equipment (Bookwalter retractor) to the Hepatobiliary Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, in order to support patient care.
The Liver Cancer Foundation in collaboration with district health management agencies in Ghana is in the process of setting up dedicated LIVER CLINICS at strategic locations across the country. The liver clinics are expected to provide easy access to specialists for patients with liver cancer and other liver diseases.
The foundation regularly embarks on FREE community outreach to provide screening and education on liver cancer. During a typical outreach program, we test for Hepatitis B and C for all participants. Individuals who are positive for hepatitis B or C undergo a free ultrasound scan of the liver. Education on hepatitis and liver cancer is given before and after screening. A team of volunteer doctors, nurses, laboratory personnel, and counselors dedicate their time to make the outreach possible.
Are you in a group organizing a program? Corporate institutions, Churches, etc. can invite the liver cancer foundation to join you for a screening exercise.
We believe the best approach to reducing death from liver cancer in Ghana is to detect it early and also modify the risk factors for liver cancer.