The Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre of the Battor Catholic Hospital in the Volta Region has received a major boost in form of donation of medical equipment worth $1,800 to support its work in the fight against cervical cancer in the country.
The centre, having obtained recognition for its significant contributions towards prevention, treatment and training of health practitioners to tackle issues of cervical cancer in the country, caught the attention of a Ghanaian-based non-governmental charitable organization, Phoenix Resource Centre Global Aid Ghana (PRCGA), to donate a new version of the Enhanced Visual Assessment (EVA) system, a mobile colposcope for cervical screening.
This is the second time the hospital has received such a valuable equipment from the same NGO to support its work.
The donation is expected to help countless women in the country get screened for cervical cancer so they can be treated on time to prevent them from getting cervical cancer.
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams, CEO of PRCGA, who made the presentation said, he was motivated to support the hospital for the second time upon realizing the tremendous gains it has made towards screening and prevention of cervical cancer in the country.
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams who also doubles as the Director of Policy Planning and Monitoring Evaluation(PPME) Division at the Ghana Health(GHS) believes the centre has been instrumental in conducting screening and treatment services to numerous women in the country.
“Battor Hospital is doing well in terms of screening despite limited resources available to do this work. Basically, prevention of cervical cancer is phenomenal so I think efforts towards prevention should be promoted because prevention they say is better than cure. So for me as a public health specialist, I would like to put my effort into supporting the hospital”.
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