President Akufo-Addo has pledged that his government will enhance the diagnostic capacities of local health institutions in order to allow them to be able to detect sickle cell in infant babies.
President nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pledged that, under his leadership, he would revive the sickle cell project previously initiated by the Brazilian Government who's implementation seemed to have ground to a halt.
The President made these comments when the outgoing Brazillian Ambassador, Madam Vida Gallah, paid her final visit to the president to bid hi farewell on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.
He further assured the Brazilian diplomatic envoy of his government's commitment to continue the positive relations between the two countries.
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“There is one thing that I would like you to take back to Brasilia and that is the matter of the sickle cell project at the Komfo Anokye [Teaching Hospital]. All the various papers have been signed but there is no movement on the ground."
"I think it is one thing that we intend to take up very quickly. We know our country; we know one ravaging disease is sickle cell. it’s a problem for us and there are opportunities enough to train technicians as well as enhance their capacity to detect them in children and new born children, which is the project that we are involved in. I think…it should be a matter of high priority for us,” he stated.
“So whatever be the obstacles or blockages that there were in making that happen, we will tackle them because we think it’s a necessary …project for our country,” he added.
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