Mankranso (Ash), Feb. 28, GNA - Breast Care International in conjunction with the Soviet-trained Graduates Association of Ghana (SOTGA), has organized a breast screening exercise for women at Mankranso and outlying communities in the Ahafo-Ano South District.
It formed part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Ghana-Soviet Union Scholarship Scheme initiated by the country\'s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah under which Ghanaian students were admitted to study in the former Soviet Union.
On hand to lend support to the exercise was a team from the School of Public Health of Loma Linda University, United States (US), led by the Director of Health Geo Informatics, Professor Seth Wiafe.
About 100 women were taken through the screening and those with defects were asked to report to the Peace and Love Clinic at Oduom in Kumasi for further examination and treatment.
Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Chief Executive of Breast Care International, educated the women on the disease and its associated dangers and advised that they sought early treatment whenever they detected any anomaly in their breast.
Breast cancer, she said, could affect both sexes but women were more vulnerable and therefore, urged them to undertake regular checks. Dr (Mrs) Wiafe Addai, a member of SOTGA, paid glowing tribute to Osagyefo Dr Nkrumah, for striking the scholarship deal that had continued to bring hope to many people whose education would have ended nowhere because of financial difficulties.
Mr Michael Owusu Danso, National President of SOTGA, said the scholarship scheme had benefited a number of Ghanaians and mentioned Dr E.A Narh of Narh Bita Hospital, Tema, Dr Caicuo of Caicuo Clinic Tema among pioneer beneficiaries who are contributing to the development of the nation.
He said other activities were being planned for the other regions to make the people feel the impact of the association throughout the country.