May 7, 2020

Ten years ago, paediatric care in Ghana was nearly non-existent. There were few paediatricians, and even fewer paediatric nurses. Because of that, children died—many before their fifth birthday. So, SickKids started a nurse training program. Now, ten years later, the change is unmistakable.

Drs. Isaac Odame and Jemima Dennis-Antwi

Drs. Isaac Odame and Jemima Dennis-Antwi (past president, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives)

Sally (left), a Nurse Educator, is all smiles as she provides feedback to a nursing student.
Sawdah Esaka and Mary Douglas
A paediatric associate resident learns how to examine pupils on Nurse Educator Mary Douglas in Accra, Ghana.


Generous Donors

  • SickKids Innovators
  • Mining4Life
  • The Sekyi-Otu Family
  • The Charles and Rita Field-Marsham Foundation
  • Brian Culbert and Denise Loft
  • PanAfrican Group

Transcripts and Show Notes

Watch Ghanaian Nurses Explain the Importance of Nursing for International Women's Day

Global Child Health PNEP Website

Read a CBC Story on Dr. Isaac Odame and the Nurse Training Project from 2015




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About the Host: Hannah Bank

As a SickKids Foundation writer, Hannah works closely with world-renowned SickKids scientists, physicians, and researchers, turning dense medical jargon into engaging content about the latest research and treatments for kids. She’s inspired by the hope and perseverance of young patients and their families, a fantastic team of colleagues, and her three young girls at home.

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