BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH LAUNCHED
The month of October is popular referred to as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is observed worldwide and serves to raise awareness of the disease, encourage early detection, treatment, and palliative care for those affected by it.
The Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly's Health Directorate, together with the PM of the Assembly, Hon. Emelia Agyemfra-Donkor launched this year’s edition of the Breast Cancer Awareness initiative on Tuesday, 11th October, 2022 in an effort to recognize the Breast Awareness Month and also, raise awareness in relation to the Breast Cancer disease.
Women from Glefe and the surrounding communities participated in the launch, which was held at the Royal MMiR Hospital at Glefe. The attendees were educated by the health officials of the Health Directorate on the risks associated with the disease , as well as its early detection and prevention..
They urged all women to take advantage of the chance to screen for the disease by announcing that, breast screening would be provided for free at the Royal MMIR Hospital for the entire month of October.
The Glefe Queen Mother, Naa Tettey Okor I, extended her gratitude to all participants. She stated that, although the health directorate continuously educated the public and citizenry, most people were not overly bothered.
She acknowledged the ladies gathered and further advised them to take charge of their own health by keeping a close eye on their body changes and also, adhere to eat right. She added that, periodic inspection of the breasts as demonstrated by the health workers was vital hence the ladies should not be ashamed to ask for assistance if they ever needed it.
Nii Clottey and Josephine Awotwe Pratt from the Municipal Assembly's Registry Unit acted as the Municipal Coordinating Director's representatives.