This Korle Bu Nurse Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For Saving Cancer Children

Enyo Asi Bosumprah, a 49-year-old nurse who has practiced at the Cancer Unit for Children at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra has received a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to helping children living with cancer.

In an interview with JoyNews, the experienced professional indicated that she spent close to 20 years at the unit before getting awarded by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Africa).

Korle Bu Nurse

According to the 49-year-old, the fulfillment she gets from her work comes chiefly from the beauty of seeing the results of her work. In her own words:

“I wake up and I come to see the children that only yesterday looked like they are dying but today are playing around. That’s what gives me the joy and motivation to keep doing my work with diligence”.

Enyo’s achievement might look great currently but she indicates that it all began from a tiny desire she had as a child.

“I had an aunt who was a nurse in a rural community. She could stay 24 hours with a patient if the need be and seeing her commitment encouraged me to become a nurse myself,” she recalls.

Speaking about her award, Enyo stated:

“A lot of nurses, doctors, and other professionals are doing so much but to be able get recognized by an organization as big as SIOP Africa is such a big prize and no amount of money can pay me enough for the honor that has been done me.”

In Ghana, about 1200 children under the age of 15 are estimated to develop cancer annually.


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