GHANA LAUNCHES OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA FOUNDATION

‘Personally, of all the (OI) conditions that I have seen, Afia Ayeyi is the only one that has survived’. That was the statement from a Paediatrician at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital that attracted a deafening applause at the launch of OI Ghana on 6th May, 2017. In his presentation, Dr Steven Laryea cleared the misconceptions associated with the OI conditions in Africa and added that based on available statistics, OI is a rare condition, but there are survivors.

“Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or Brittle Bone Disease is a genetic disorder that makes the bones of an individual break easily with little trauma or without any apparent reason.”

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