Mahama, Nana Addo to Lead Breast Cancer Awareness Walk October 1

The sixth edition of the Breast Care International walk against deadly disease has officially been launched in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

 Ghana currently ranks 10th in Africa as far as Breast Cancer is concerned, hence the need for various actors to scale up campaigns in order create awareness of the disease.

In this regard, October 1, 2016 has been set aside for a walk to be led by President John Dramani Mahama and Nana Akuffo Addo flag bearer of New patriotic Party (NPP) in Kumasi.PILOLOO  BANNER-new

The event is expected to attract over 30,000 female participants including survivors of breast cancer disease particularly those who have lost part of their breasts to the disease.

Addressing a news conference in Kumasi ahead of the respected event, Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addei cautioned the general public to halt describing breast cancer as witchcraft disease.

 “We want to create more awareness about the disease and demystify the perception that it is caused by witchcraft. It is a health problem in Ghana and other countries. Those who suffer it in the US and other African countries is also caused by witchcraft”, she asked

Speaking in an interview with Ultimate Fm’s Isaac Bediako, Dr. Wiafe said, her campaign against the Breast Cancer is yielding positive results.

 But added that majority of woman infected with the disease are still not reporting to hospital for treatment after detection due to fear of being stigmatized.

“We don’t want to be complacent even though we are chalking some successes. Some patients still have problems reporting at various health facilities for treatment because of the stigma”, she added

By: Ghana/