The Kultiva Group, a non-governmental and charity organisation in collaboration with The Cervical Cancer Unit of The Ridge Hospital, Accra, presents "Every Woman 2013", a Cervical Cancer Awareness programme on the 12th of may 2013.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Cancer of the cervix is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with about 500 000 new cases and 250 000 deaths each year. Almost 80% of cases occur in low-income countries which includes Ghana.
A research conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has shown that 3,038 women are annually diagnosed with cervical cancer and 2,006 women die from the disease every year. Awareness creation on this disease is however very low in Ghana. Health education, screening, vaccination and even early detection can help reduce the rate of mortality.
Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papilloma Virus and predominantly found in sexually active women below the ages of 45 years.
This programme which coincides with Mother's Day, seeks to educate,screen and create public awareness of the disease and will take place at the Regimanuel Gray Golden Gate Club House, Spintex Road,and is open to the general public.There'll be free screening for the first hundred (100) participants.
Dress code is a shade of PINK.
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