The Breast Cancer campaign undoubtedly scarcely reaches rural communities in Ghana but with the support of the Deputy CEO of the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Ms Mona Effah Esq., hundreds are benefiting.
Through her Non-Governmental Organisation, the Mona Effah Foundation, a Breast Cancer Screening exercise was organized throughout the Wassa East District of the Western Region.
This exercise was accompanied by a general health screening for beneficiary communities.
As testified by patrons and beneficiaries of the exercise, this is the very first time such an exercise has been executed to that magnitude.
Ms Mona Effah in an interview with the media indicated that her team was even overwhelmed by the numbers that throng the various centers to access the free service.
She indicated that they had initially estimated about 500 beneficiaries but ended up serving in excess of that target.
She explained that there was an urgent need for education and screening in the district given the rise in breast cancer disease in Ghana.
She emphasized that the surest way of preventing the disease is through education, adding that early detection of breast cancer saves a life.
“We decided to come to this constituency to ensure that our women here get the best of service and care to improve their health and wellbeing. So we are sensitizing them on breast cancer disease, and also offer free health screening in respect of other illnesses in the constituency.
“Breast cancer is a very serious illness, and it is a fact that when it’s diagnosed very late you cannot cure it. So my advice to women out there is that they should as quickly as possible run to the nearest health center for screening just to be sure they don’t have this illness. Early diagnoses of breast cancer can help cure the disease,” Ms. Effah added.
The beneficiaries were very much satisfied with the service and prayed the foundation to organize the same next year.
For them, the cost of going for medical check-ups is rather expensive and as such finds such gestures to be very useful.
They expressed their gratitude to Ms Mona Effah and her team for having considered them in this year’s exercise.
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