Ida (2 years) and her mum wait their turn to see the doctor at the paediatric oncology unit, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana.
About a year ago, two-year-old Ida Dinezuma fell seriously ill. Her mother Alice Dzare took her to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, the main health facility in her local town of Jirapa, about 750kms from the Ghanaian capital Accra.
Ida was then referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and eventually to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. She was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumor, a common type of childhood kidney cancer, and has since responded well to treatment at the paediatric oncology unit.