- Government will be considering to establish the one district one breast care to arrest issues of breast cancer
- Breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of death among women in Ghana
Gender minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba is hinting of government introducing a "1-District, 1-Breast Care Centre" as part of efforts to end the menace of breast cancer in the country.
One of the major health crisis befallen Ghana is the menace of breast cancer with millions of women feared to have lost their lives to the terminal illness.
"It is a proposal we are bringing, if we can implement ‘1-District, 1-Factory’, then, we can also implement ‘1-District, 1-Breast Care Centre’, so that, we can bring treatment right to the community level,” the minister revealed.
She said the Ministry has also taken note of vulnerable women living with cancer, adding that, the government is adding people living with some diseases like hemophilia, hole in heart, autism, sickle cell among other diseases to Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) to support them in their medical treatment.
She noted that, these diseases have been preventing parents from giving much effort at work, adding that, if they are being supported, it will help them give much effort.
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