Thursday November 10, 2016.
The Kloma Hengme association is organizing a free Breast Cancer Screening exercise for all Women in Krobo this Saturday November 12, 2016, at the Agormanya market, Odumase-Krobo. The program starts at 9:30 am.
A conglomeration of Breast Cancer Diagnostic specialists and nurses from the Korlebu, Manna (both from Accra) and Atua Government Hospitals are augmenting the Kloma Hengme Medical team for this initiative.
Other diseases which equally affects women and the Krobo citizenry in general such as Hepatitis B and Syphillis will also be screened.
A Director of Women and Children Affairs of Kloma Hengme, Rama Kuma Ayanu, said breast cancer is one of the leading diseases in the country which is killing Ghanaian ladies, especially Krobo women, and it is about time the Krobo policy makers, duty bearers, and the general citizenry pays more attention to this killer disease and control it.
She also said the main purpose of the screening exercise is to offer the chance to women in Krobo to screen their breasts for early detection and treatment to save lives.
”We in Kloma Hengme are organizing this free screening exercise because we believe that if our mothers and sisters who have died out of the disease had access to early medical attention for detection and treatment, their deaths would have been avoided. Majority of our people died out of the disease every year because they did not report to hospitals or clinics early for detection and treatment”.
She further added: ”You dont need any Health Insurance card to get screened on Saturday, or worry yourself for money for payment, it is absolutely free for everyone”.
This is the second pro-poor social intervention program being introduced by the association. The first is the ”Kloma Hengme Rural Watch Program” (KLOHERUWAP)N which was instituted in 2015 and has been providing support to the neglected rural communities in the Krobo area. Aketebuor, Bukrum and Djerkiti rural communities have already benefited immensely under the KLOHERUWAP.
This new initiative dubbed ”The Kloma Hengme Breast Cancer Screening Initiative” (KH-BSI), will also be organized at the Asesewa and Agogo/Nkurakan markets in Upper Manya-Krobo and Yilo-Krobo respectively in the next few weeks.
Source: Kloma Hengme