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Posted last August 6, 2015, 9:16 am in Health report article

A Breast cancer education and screening exercise was held on Saturday, the 16th May, 2015 at the New Timers Hotel in Kasoa.
The programme was geared at propagating accurate and effective information about breast diseases such as breast cancer and screening for abnormalities that may indicate the presence of the disease. 
This educative community outreach programme was made possible by a joint collaboration between Care Right Foundation, International Breast Care International/Peace & Love Hospital and Strangers with Hope Foundation.
The main facilitator for the program was the President for Breast Care International and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Peace and Love Hospitals, Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai.
In attendance was the Honourable Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mr. John Alexander Ackon, Municipal Chief Executive for Awutu Senya East, Honourable Adams Nuhu, representatives from the department of social welfare, women’s groupings, associations amongst others.
At Strangers with Hope Foundation, our mission is to work towards having a positive effect on people and communities by supporting with innovative solutions to vital socioeconomic problems, hence, the active participation in this educative exercise. 
The Resource personnel educated the audience about the causes, symptoms, and yardsticks for the eradication of breast cancer. The audience were marvelled when it was mentioned that men can also be victims of breast cancer. Breast Self-Examination’s (BSE) was also demonstrated to aid early detection and treatment. 
This was necessitated because for breast cancer to be treated and cured, its dependence on time is of the essence.
Following this, the Honourable Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, spoke about the importance of the breast screening exercise for every woman in the country. In particular he emphasised the fact that all those in attendance have family members who are women, so the need to acquire accurate information about breast health is key to fighting breast diseases such as cancer. He went on to praise BCI for the work that they do for the nation.
SWHF based on the lecture recommended that individuals, especially women visit the nearest health care centres for frequent breast screening and the indulgence of males in the screening exercise.
The lecture was followed with a breast screening exercise after which suspected cases were referred to hospitals for further examination and treatment where applicable.
Other activities implemented on the said day included, eye screening, Blood pressure and diabetes examination.