My name is Gameli Aheto and I am an emergency doctor in Accra, Ghana. I’ve worked at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital since 2016. I am not so much concerned about my own health but about my parents. It was my sister’s birthday last weekend but I couldn’t celebrate with my family.
We aren’t as prepared and equipped as we should be – in our emergency unit, we only have two ventilators. Africa as a whole has a relatively young population, but existing problems like malnutrition and diseases like HIV and malaria could cause more deaths. Ghana is one of the more advanced countries in the region, so if we will struggle, I am really worried about what will happen in countries around us.
My hair doesn’t look great since I can’t go to the barber, but this is not the first pandemic we have faced. A lot of organisations and individuals are willing to help and with strong and proactive international leadership, we will definitely win the war.
Ann, United Kingdom
Thank you for being such caring and supportive nurses and doctors. You have been absolute heroes working tirelessly such long hours of duty for the good of those, so ill with the Virus. So many of you have died nursing your extremely ill patients and we can only admire your heroic deeds. God bless all of you, you are His Angels on earth.