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A Ghana–UK haematology “heparin” partnership

Olayemi, Edeghonghon, Davies, Rosalyn and Bates, Imelda ORCID: (2020) 'A Ghana–UK haematology “heparin” partnership'. British Journal of Haematology, Vol 191, Issue 3, e96-e97.

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Several recent articles in the British Journal of Haematology have highlighted the crucial role that anticoagulation plays in the management of hospitalized patients with COVID‐19 infection. For the last few years our haematology unit in Liverpool has been sending low‐molecular‐weight heparin (LMWH) to colleagues in Ghana’s largest teaching hospital in Accra, to supplement their supplies. Other UK colleagues have expressed an interest in setting up similar schemes so we thought it would be useful to describe the process we have developed from the perspectives of our coordinators in Liverpool and Accra. We describe some of the challenges and, in particular, the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on both partners in the collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Correspondence
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Hematologic Agents > QV 190 Drugs affecting blood coagulation
QV Pharmacology > Hematologic Agents > QV 193 Anticoagulants
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > WH 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Depositing User: Tina Bowers
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 13:00
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 01:02


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