Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, the Director-General at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE), has urged men to support women living with breast cancer and encourage other women to undergo periodic screening to help build a stronger and healthier community, where no person faces breast cancer alone.
He made this known during the launch of the Pink Week Celebration at the Ghana-Indian Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT.
According to him, the Pink Week Celebration is GI-KACE’s bid to support the global effort of creating awareness about breast cancer and supporting breast cancer patients.
“Through the ‘Pink Week’ initiative, GI-KACE seeks to encourage stakeholders, staff, and students to undertake activities with the shared goal of reducing breast cancer by 2.5 percent per year. I am excited to witness the maiden edition of the Pink Week Celebration. I am particularly impressed about our collective efforts to raise awareness for breast cancer by way of screening for early detection and supporting patients and survivors,” he noted.
He was also optimistic that in the coming years, the Pink Week Celebration will expand to provide support to breast cancer patients, take breast cancer education to communities and give hope to breast cancer survivors nationwide.
Dr Yeboah-Afari entreated all men and women to get screened because early detection and prompt action are crucial to surviving breast cancer.