Lupus, an autoimmune disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.

Donation Lupus 1
Donation Lupus 1

Speaking at the presentation, Ms Angela Berkoh, the Project Assistant of TRI, said the items would serve as a source of lively entertainment programmes and also facilitate the process of recovery. The Third Floor of the Medical Unit is the official Lupus Ward.

Ms Berkoh said the donation also formed part of activities marking the Lupus Awareness Month.

The Lupus Awareness Month focuses on the need for increased research into the causes of the disorder; improved diagnosis time, treatment of lupus and a cure within the medical profession.

Thus in May every year, the Group hosts facts about lupus across the various social media pages, particularly, Facebook.

Ms Berkoh described TRI, as a non- profit organisation dedicated to providing education, advocacy and research into the autoimmune rheumatic conditions in Ghana and Africa; with special focus on young and adolescent persons with these conditions.

“We seek to create advocacy for people with such conditions, and help to conduct research into the causes and treatment of such conditions as well as to provide support, services and hope to persons affected and their loved ones,” she stated.

Ms Berkoh, who is also the Group Leader for GLOW, on behalf of her group, commended the medical staff at the Ward for their efforts.

She called on corporate bodies to join GLOW to go to the aid of lupus patients.

On behalf of the Lupus Ward, Mrs Augusta Aninakwah- Gyimah, the Matron -In- Charge of the Medical Award at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, expressed their gratitude to GLOW for their kind gesture.

She said the items would go a long way to help create a conducive environment for patients.

Ghana’s Sensational Dancehall and Afro Pop Artiste, Mzvee, pledged to support the awareness campaign by informing and educating her fans on what the disease was about.

Mzvee said research had shown, globally, that the autoimmune diseases was on the increase so she would use her platform to create more awareness to help prevent deaths among the youth, particularly women.

By Iddi Yire, GNA


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