Franklin is the office manager for an NGO that offers internship programmes for graduates. He joined The Rheumatology Initiative (tRi) in 2015 after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and now heads it’s subgroup, the Ghana Rheumatoid Arthritis Support and Partnerships (GRASP). His vision is to see that autoimmune conditions sufferers are well informed, receive needed treatment, and achieve remission.



Angela is currently a records officer in the civil service and an upcoming fashion designer. She was diagnosed with Lupus in August 2015and joined the Rheumatology Initiative, tRi in the same year. She is also our Projects Assistant at tRi and Group leader of the Ghana Lupus Outstanding Warriors (GLOW). Her goal is to motivate and inspire sufferers so they are not limited by their disorder.


Sauda is a nurse who works at the Rheumatology Clinic of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. One of the first members of tRi, she is also our support group membership coordinator. Her vision is for all autoimmune conditions sufferers reach remission or find a cure.



Anna is currently a language student and aiming to become a bilingual office manager. Diagnosed with Hereditary Sensory Motor Neuropathy(HSMN) in 2005, she has been with tRi since its beginning and is now group leader of the Ghana Empowered Myositis and MCTD Survivors (GEMMS). She is also in charge of managing the tRi facebook page. Her goal is to help group members always step up to the challenges in their lives.

Nii Ankrah

Nii Ankrah currently works as an administrator with Liberty Medical Lab and is our Support group manager at tRi. Though not a sufferer, his experience with his niece who is a sufferer motivated him to join tRi. One of the original founding members, it his goal for tRi to find a permanent solution to autoimmune conditions.



Padiki currently works as a Research Assistant at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in the latter part of 2014, she joined tRi in the same year. An administrative assistant at tRi, her goal is to raise awareness while offering hope of an ever possible remission.


Susan is currently working on her ACCA in hopes of achieving her dream of becoming a chartered accountant. Another old timer with tRi, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in 2003 and has been with tRi from the onset. She is currently the training coordinator for tRi. It is her hope that sufferers will develop suitable alternative sources of generating income so as to become financially independent.


Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz Can Tamakloe, aka Ziarly is a graphic designer and runs his own creative design studio, Design Can. He is also a poet and co runs the well known monthly poetry event, Poetry Nite with the RainMakers. He joined tRi in 2014 and his aim is to make tRi the go to charity for everything autoimune in Africa