The Burden of Serious Fungal Infections in Ghana

Bright K. Ocansey 1, George A. Pesewu 2*, Francis S. Codjoe 2 and David W. Denning 3

Author address: 

1Laboratory Unit, New Hope Specialist Hospital, Aflao Aflao , Ghana. 2* Department of Medical Laboratory Laboratory Sciences, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences,University of Ghana, P. O. Box . O. Box KB -143 , Korle -Bu , Accra , Ghana, W/A. , 3National Aspergillosis Aspergillosis Aspergillosis Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital & the University of Manchester, UK.

Abstract: 

Fungal infections are often neglected by stakeholders and governments especially in developing countries. In Ghana due to the absences and the cost of importing diagnostic tools and antifungal drugs, coupled with insufficient training of health-care staff, staff, staff, mortality mortality mortality and morbidity of fungal and other microbial infections occur (Debourgogne et al .,2016 ). Many serious fungal infections (SFI’s) are not noticed or diagnosed. This review was to create public health awareness on the impact impact of SFI’s in the Ghanaian population.

2018

Poster: 

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abstract No: 

PP51

Full conference title: 

Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 2018
    • GCCMID 2018