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About Us

DWIB foundered in The UK by Daniel Whyte and Ivor Burford in 2005 and DWIB Ghana was inaugurated in Ghana on 17th March 2005.

Daniel Whyte Ivor Burford (DWIB) Leukaemia Trust was formed with the aim to increase awareness of leukaemia in the West African sub-Region and create access to effective diagnostic and treatment resources. Most of all, it aims to set up a bone marrow register in Ghana to aid and improve the treatment of leukaemia in the region.

UK Executive Members (Trustees)

  • Ann-Marie Burford

  • Ivor Burford

  • Dr. Stella Appiah-Lubi

  • Adisa Amonor-Wilks

  • Syreeta Quartey

  • Melvyn William Quartey

  • Prince Buer Aryee

DWIB Objectives

  • To set up first Bone Marrow register and its laboratory in Sub-Saharan Africa to be based in Ghana.

  • To embark on advocacy programmes that focus on creating awareness of the disease to the public in general and second cycle and tertiary education specifically to encourage participation

  • Get Ghana’s Bone marrow Register linked to the Global Bone Marrow Register

  • Acquire Ultra-modern Equipment for Haematology Department at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital

  • To set up a fund to assist leukaemia patients go through their treatment at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

  • To maintain the website for the Trust in order to enhance its activities in areas of information and education

  • To mirror all the above objectives in other African countries and the Caribbean

Projects to date

DWIB was inaugurated in Ghana on 17th March 2005 and funds raised so far are £85,000 and were used for the following:

  • Started West Africa First Bone Marrow Register with 1020 donors in Ghana (Not linked to Global Register yet).

  • Renovated three Haematology rooms for treatment of leukaemia patients at Korle-Bu Hospital in Ghana.

  • Helped fund treatment of a young leukaemia patient at Korle-Bu Hospital in Ghana.

  • Paid off some of DWIB setting up cost.

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