SOS Children’s Village organises free cervical cancer screening

By Kodjo
Adams, GNA

Ashaiman (GAR), Aug. 5, GNA- SOS Children’s
Village, Tema in collaboration with Save my Mother Foundation, has organised a
free cervical cancer screening and treatment for the people of Ashaiman and its

The exercise forms part of the SOS Children’s
Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) activities for the year to make healthcare
accessible to community members.

The programme which started with a talk on
cervical cancer; causes and prevention was led by Mr Jonathan Agyeman the
Resident Nurse at the SOS Children’s Village at Asiakwa, in the Eastern Region
and two midwives all from Asiakwa.

Speaking to the media, Madam Adwoa Pomaa
Dankwa, a Resident Midwife    advised
women to desist from drinking alcohol and smoking.

She also advised them to avoid inserting
harmful substances into their vagina in the name of keeping it dry, saying God
design the place to be wet.

Mrs Diana Fiati, Project Co-ordinator of FSP,
Ashaiman said the exercise was one of the numerous activities outlined for
women in the community.

She said the treatment was free for all
individuals who tested positive.

She called on all females in the community to
get tested since it was treatable.

Mrs Fiati encouraged individuals and corporate
bodies in the Ashaiman community and its environs to help SOS Children’s
Villages bring help to the less privileged in the community for the welfare of

SOS Children Villages Ghana is a social
development, non-governmental organisation with strong emphasis on child

The organisation support are in the areas of
basic care, education, good nutrition, shelter, healthcare, strengthening of
their families, and advocating human rights.


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