First time in Ghana, Euracare Advanced Diagnostics and Heart Centre provides free Cerebral Angiogram for Conjoined twins (Craniopagus).
As part of preparing for a life-saving separation surgery for the twin babies, Euracare Advanced Diagnostics and Heart Centre carried out an angiogram on June 4th, which will be the first out of several scans the twins will be subjected to in the next 12 to 18 months for the separation.
It took 6 hours for a team of 13 medical staff including four anesthesiologists to transport the babies and administer the scans.
Craniopagus are exceedingly rare, with an incident of one in 2,5 million birth, making it difficult for surgeons to master all techniques around such cases. Euracare assembled its best team to undertake this complex procedure as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.
The success of this operation will make history as this is the first attempt to separate conjoined babies at the head in the country.
Euracare’s team is extremely proud of being part of this pioneering medical procedure in Ghana.
World MS Day takes place every year on the 30 May. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibres and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.
Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely, depending on the amount of nerve damage, and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or become totally dependent, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease, slow progression and manage symptoms. MS was thought to be a white man’s disease in our part of the world but in recent times, the number of cases seem to be on the rise.
Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is two to three times more common in women than in men. There is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are available which can modify the course of the disease.
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. In 2019, there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide.
The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 409 000 in 2019. Children aged under 5 years are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria; in 2019, they accounted for 67% (274 000) of all malaria deaths worldwide. The WHO African Region carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2019, the region was home to 94% of malaria cases and deaths.
7 April is World Health Day It is celebrated annually and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The WHO released the top 10 global healthcare challenges in the coming decade.
World Tuberculosis Day 2021 World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 each year to raise public awareness and understanding about the world’s deadliest infectious killer- tuberculosis (TB) and its devastating health, the social and economic impact on people around the world.
Euracare joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 2021 World TB Day-themed “The Clock is Ticking to convey the sense that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global influencers.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 10% of all the cases of cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer survival depends on the stage at which it is diagnosed, with later-stage diagnosis having poorer survival.
Make a booking for Colorectal Cancer Screening already today!