Miss Uche Faith, winner for this year’s Miss Nigerian Ghana launched her project, Cancer Awareness on Wednesday, December 16 in Accra. The beautiful ceremony held to raise funds for the project had many prestigious personalities from Ghana and Nigeria community.
Some of the known faces spotted at the event were TV presenter Nana Adwoa Awindor, Kafui Danku, Salma Mumin, Victoria Michaels, comedian Hogan, Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2015 winner, Esi and many others.
Miss Uche Faith educated the audience on the causes, effect and cure of the disease and further urged the general public to help her with the campaign.
Franklin Cole, the brain behind the pageant at the event said
“It is my great pleasure to welcome you all this grand dinner reception which is to officially launch Miss Nigeria Ghana breast cancer awareness.
In Ghana, breast cancer is the leading malignancy, according to Wikipedia. Ghana ranks tenth country in Africa with a lot of breast cancer cases with 2,062 nearly diagnosed cases in 2010. About 200 cases new cases are diagnose in Korle- Teaching hospital alone
yearly. Findings further shows that roughly 70% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ghana are in the advanced stages of the disease, resulting in a higher mentality rate Lack of awareness coupled with cultural attitudes with harsh social stigma and the appeal of traditional healers over doctors are cited as cultural reasons for late presentation of breast cancer in Ghana.
However the lack of awareness may be a more critical variable than fatalism in explaining health care decisions among Ghanaian women and that is why Nigeria beauty ambassador in Ghana (Miss Nigeria Ghana) and the foundation is taking it upon her self to create this life saving awareness in all the regions of Ghana with your support.
On this note, Miss Nigeria Ghana foundation promise to work fingers to the bones to ensure this awareness reach out to millions of Ghanaian woman with the message ‘Early detection is the best protection’ and the greatest key to surviving breast cancer. Thank you all for coming and God bless.”
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