Dr Nihad Salifu MBChB, MGCP, MWACP

Senior Specialist (Paediatric Oncology)

Greater Accra Regional Hospital

Dr. Nihad Salifu graduated from the University of Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, with a Degree in Medicine (MB.CHB). She is a Senior Specialist (Paediatric Oncology) at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ghana.

She is the Co-Chair of the Twinning and Collaboration Group of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) & Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries (PODC). She is a Committee Member of the Development of Newborn Standards for Ghana, Ghana Health Service. Dr Salifu is a National Facilitator of the Newborn Resuscitation and Essential Newborn Care of the Ghana Health Service. As well as being a Facilitator for the Paediatric Oncology Twinning Workshops and several other training sessions and workshops.

She has attended and presented at numerous Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops around the world including the World Haematology Congress, London, UK, The 11th Advanced Paediatric Oncology Conference, Edinburgh, UK, The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Congress, Kyoto - Japan, the 4th Edition of Merck Foundation Annual Conference “Merck Africa Asia Luminary”(Oncology), Cairo - Egypt, the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Congress, Washington DC, U.S.A, amongst several others.

Some of the Publications she has co-authored include:

1. Paediatric Oncology Twinning Guidelines. Launched on the 1st of February 2020. Available on https://cancerpointe.com/twinning-guidelinesdocumentavailable/

2. N. Salifu, S. Desai, B. Arora, N. Periera, M. Prasad, G. Chinnaswamy, T. Vora, S. Biswas, T. Kelkar G. Narula, S. Banavali (2017) Correlation Between Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Colonization and Blood Stream Infections in Children with Haematolymphoid Malignancies in a Low Middle Income Country. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.26772

3. M.E. Kassick, M.A. Chinbuah, M.Serpa, G. Mazia, A. M.Tang, I. Sagoe-Moses, M. Taylor, A. Dwomo-Fokuo, N. Salifu, D. K. Arhinful, C. Engmann, T. F. Burke, P. Cofie, B. D. Nelson Evaluating a novel neonatal-care assessment tool among trained delivery attendants in a resource-limited setting, International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics,135(2016),285-289

4. L. A. Renner, N. Salifu, L. Edusei, C. Segbefia, I. Ekem, M. Lartey Cutaneous involvement of Hodgkin Lymphoma in a Child- Case Report (2014). East African Medical Journal Vol. 91 No.2


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