Grace and Rita

Seeking out help...

Grace is six years old and is suffering from leukaemia. Her mother, Rita, is a nurse so when she saw that Grace had a high fever and was bleeding easily she knew that she had to take her to the local hospital. From there she was referred to a children's cancer treatment centre where she is receiving chemotherapy and other treatments. Many parents do not take this step and instead take their child to a traditional healer or hope the problems will go away.

World Child Cancer is raising awareness in Ghana of the early signs and symptoms of childhood cancer to not only educate frontline healthcare workers so they can make referrals, but also to encourage parents to take their children to hospital.