With profound sadness, we learned of the passing of a giant in the Sickle Cell Disease field, on Saturday 7th May 2022 in the USA. Prof Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, affectionally known as “KOF”, following a short, and dignified fight against an aggressive cancer.
Dr. Sarfo is a researcher, a clinician and an educator. He practiced as a Neurologist from 2010 to date and holds 2 doctoral degrees in Epidemiology and Molecular Medicine from Durham University UK and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology respectively.
Dr. Paul Obeng is a specialist clinical Pharmacist in Paediatric Haematology Oncology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. He graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with Pharmacy degree and Master of Public Health. He has completed his Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacy at the West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) and currently the Head of Pharmacy in Paediatric Haematology Oncology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Mr. Nyanor holds a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Population and Reproductive Health from Ghana. He has been a Research Associate (Data Analyst) with the Research and Development Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where he has assisted in both clinical and non-clinical researches in the Hospital.
Dr. Paintsil is a Specialist Paediatrician at the Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. She has been taking care of children with sickle cell for the past 13 years. Her work involves clinical care of paediatric sickle cell patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital which is a tertiary referral center in Ghana. She is in charge of training at the sickle cell clinic.
Prof Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, M.D., was born in Ghana and came to the United States in 1966 to attend Yale University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1970. After graduating from the Yale School of Medicine in 1975, he trained in Pediatrics at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (1977-80) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Mr Evans Xorse Amuzu is Ghana Site Coordinator for the Sickle Pan-African Research Consortium (SPARCO). He is a Health Research Officer with experience in managing hospital-based and community based observational and interventional studies. After his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, he worked with the Research and Development Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where he developed skills in research and administrative procedures.