Breast Care International (BCI) has embarked on an education project aimed at training community health nurses to undertake regular breast screening in rural areas across the country.
The training project, which would start next month, will train 120 nurses to be deployed to communities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions.
The project, which is a collaborative initiative among BCI, Ghana Health Service (GHS), Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the Office of the First Lady, will be piloted in the Ashanti and Eastern regions, after which it would be extended nationwide.
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, President of BCI, who disclosed this in an interview with The Republic on sidelines of a breast cancer sensitization programme for the members of the New Fadama Methodist Church in Accra, said education and skills-training for health workers remains key to the fight against breast cancer.
She explained that because early detection was vital for the treatment of the disease, BCI was actively involving senior high school students who could support in creating awareness in their households and communities.
She said her outfit would continue to partner health training institutions and other educational institutions to integrate breast cancer education
in their programmes.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Nsiah Yeboah