The President of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, has died.
This was contained in a statement made by Dr. Bertha Serwa Ayi, the President of the Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) of North America.
According to the information, a family source of the late Prof. Ohene-Frempong said that he died on May 7, 2022.
The statement added that the family, which is surrounded by a supportive network of people, has requested for limited calls and visits to allow the family to grieve in private.
“He fought bravely till the end. His wife, Mrs Janet Ohene-Frempong is surrounded by a supportive network of people and she is grateful for the support but has asked that people limit phone calls and visits,” it said.
It also added that there will be no gathering but, “There will be an opportunity for a beautiful national celebration of this hero at a future date. A website will be created to allow for expressions of sympathy and eulogies.”
In 2020, Prof. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong was honoured by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the Assistant Secretary of Health Exceptional Service Medal for his contributions to the management of sickle cell disease in the world.
Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation Of North America (GPSF) is preparing a video collage and tributes for Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong.
Target: Friends, family, colleagues, classmates, students, residents, patients and anyone whose life was touched by his work.
1. Place your iPhone or phone in LANDSCAPE mode.
2. Please record a 20 to 30 second video of yourself and say what you knew of Prof or what he did for you.
3. Hit your share or upload button and send to: [email protected]
4. Solo pictures of him alone, or pictures of two of you or him in a group picture can be sent to:
5. Write ups can be sent to [email protected].
Send them by Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 12 midnight Eastern Time.
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