AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company Ltd in collaboration with Pledge Pink, a UT Bank initiative organised a one day sensitisation training programme for health practitioners in the Northern region.
The participants were educated on how to control and manage various types of cancers that affect women and men in the country.The participants were taken through the causes of various cancers detection and control of the disease, with a focus on early awareness and prevention of breast cancer.
Speaking to the media during the training, the facilitator Dr Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, a lecturer at the University for Development studies, described cancer among the leading causes of death in Ghana and Africa at large.
Dr Martin Nyaaba Adokiya appealed to the government to provide logistics to health facilities across the country dealing with cancer.
The Head of Service Quality at UT Bank, Mrs. Zara Neequaye indicated that the advocacy on breast cancer and other cancers over the years is in decline in the country hence AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical company Ltd and Pledge Pink have taken up the challenge.
She advised women in the Northern region to embark on routine checkups and seek early medical attention rather than resorting to traditional healing methods. She also tasked husbands to take an active role in helping their wives to conduct regular self-examination.
The participants lauded AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Pledge Pink and the organisers of the event for a job well done and described it as a success. They also urged PledgePinkto continue to champion the cause of awareness and prevention of breast cancer.