Breast Cancer

The effect of breast cancer on the socio-economic and cultural development of women in Ghana cannot be over emphasized. What tend to compound the problem is the women are ignorant about breast cancer and do not appreciate it as a disease that can be managed, they do not present at health centre when the symptoms first show thereby heading to casualties.

Our major pre-occupation has therefore been the following;

Educating women on the signs and symptoms of the disease and the need for early presentation at the nearest health care facility.

Educating community healthcare workers on the early diagnoses of breast cancer.

Raising public awareness of the disease thereby removing and reducing the effects of the disease.

Funding pre and post surgery expenses of needy patients.Funding the training of some health care workers and community leaders and counselors to guide women and family members through the effects of the disease.

Co-sponsored a regular weekly breast clinic at the regional Hospital at Koforidua. This clinic has been running since June 2011 and will hopefully be nurtured over time to become a one-stop-shop for breast cancer treatment and care.

Organized eight clinical breast screening events attended by a total of 1965 persons (1930 women and 35 men). Follow-up on fifty-nine (59) suspected cases is on-going and so far 10 surgeries have been completed at the Regional Hospital. Some 42 potential cases are awaiting mammography to establish their true status.

Orientation for 62 nurses and other healthcare givers to scout for patients and refer them for appropriate treatment.

Conducted mass education and awareness initiatives in deprived rural communities. So far, more than 1000 community members have been trained in self-examination and dissemination of information for early detection of breast cancer.

Counselling offered for new cases and affected family members to cope with the challenges of the disease.

JEAD provide funding for the clinical diagnosis of seven (7) potential cases at the Korle-Bu Breast Cancer Centre, as well as funding for four (4) needy women at the centre.

Last year, JEAD completed its opening phase fund raising initiative which yield GH 16,000.00 with the help of donations from Cal Bank, Vanguard Assurance, Vanguard Life, and Mrs. Judith Ellen Awauh-Darko.

TARGETS FOR 2012 – 2015

With your kind support, we plan to meet the following targets:

Procurement of a mobile mammogram.

Procurement of an ultra-sound scan to support the breast cancer clinic at the regional Hospital in Koforidua.

Funding for chemotherapy and radiotherapy for at least 30 needy persons.

Expansion of outreach to cover not less than eighteen (18) deprived communities to benefit 3600 persons.

Continued information dissemination and pre-surgery counseling services.

Organization of eighteen (18) breast screening events.

Official, formal launching of the JEAD Breast Cancer Foundation.

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The effect of breast cancer on the socio-economic and cultural development of women in Ghana cannot be over emphasized. What tend to compound the problem is the women are ignorant about breast cancer and do not appreciate it as a disease that can be managed, they do not present at health centre when the symptoms first show thereby heading to casualties.

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Jead Foundation

Post Office Box 1868

Accra

Telephone: 0302.772.623/ 0544310966

E-Mail: info@jeadfoundation.org

Website: www.jeadfoundation.org

 

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