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Dr. Vivian Paintsil

Dr. Paintsil is a Specialist Paediatrician at the Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. She has been taking care of children with sickle cell for the past 13 years. Her work involves clinical care of paediatric sickle cell patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital which is a tertiary referral center in Ghana. She is in charge of training at the sickle cell clinic. She has gained extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in clinical research. She was involved in the Newborn Screening for SCD patients in Kumasi.

She is currently the Principal Investigator in the longitudinal study 'Organ damage in sickle cell disease study' in which children from birth to 15years are monitored closely and all acute illness documented. We also intend to identify from prospectively-collected and stored samples, candidate and novel genetic and biochemical markers of specific organ dysfunction. Dr Paintsil obtained her B.Sc Human Biology in 1996 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and then MB. ChB in 1999 also in KNUST.

She also has a Diploma in Project Design and Management by the Liverpool School of tropical Medicine in 2008. She completed her fellowship in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at the Red Cross Childrens Hospital in Cape-Town, South Africa. She is also a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Paediatrics). She also has a certificate in Health Administration and Management.