Cervical, breast cancer projects launched in Accra
A project seeking to fight cervical and breast cancers in the Ghana has been launched in Accra with a call on stakeholders to join the fight against the deadly diseases.
Dubbed; “Women’s Health Initiative”, the project seeks to design, develop and demonstrate a scalable service delivery model that improves access to early detection and treatment of those cancers.
The initiative hinges on awareness creation and early detection for women’s cancers.
and it is a collaboration between Ghana, a leading healthcare in Ghana and
an international non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of women’s health.
Dr. Sarpong the finale year house manship at Greater Accra Regional hospital in Accra at a media launch of the project, said the importance of women’s health to socio-economic development could not be over-emphasised.
The pain, suffering, stigma, and premature mortality associated with breast and cervical cancers were major public health challenges in Ghana, he said.
Hence the importance of Greater Accra Regional hospital to support the Service to fight such diseases, he said, which required the support of all stakeholders.
“It is my hope that the initiative and all other cancer intervention programmes in the region will work together to promote the health and wellbeing of women and reduce the burden of breast and cervical cancers,” Dr. Sarpong said.
Dr. Sarpong said breast and cervical cancers remained top cancer killers globally.
Story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun106.com