The UHAS branch of Ghana University Administrators Association (GAUA), in collaboration with HoTeaching Hospital (HTH), spearheaded a two-day Breast Cancer Screening drive for staff of the University on October 14 and 15 to facilitate early detection of related signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
October every year is set aside as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is marked globally with various activities aimed at increasing awareness, early detection, treatment of the breast cancer, and to raise funds for research into the disease. According to WHO statistics, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ghana, accounting for 20.4% of all cancer cases and 12.4% of deaths attributable to cancer in 2019.
During the two days, about 60 members of staff, including a few men, came to the basement of Cedi Auditorium for their screening, which included a manual breast exam and the checking of vital statistics such as body weight, temperature and blood pressure.
Mr. George K. Tetteh, Director of Administration, Ms. Innocentia Gborgblorvor, Acting Director of Nursing Services and Dr. Nelson Afram, Head of Surgery led the HTH medical team.
Mr. Nurudeen Idrissu, President of GAUA UHAS Branch, Ms. Lily Adu-Aboagye, General Secretary, Mr. Baffour Gyem Darkwa, Editor and Mr. Philip Afeti Korto, Assistant Registrar, were the UHAS focal persons for the drive.
Mr. Idrissu expressed his profound gratitude to the medical team from HTC for the magnanimous gesture.