Bayport Ghana supports women’s health
Once a year, members of the University of Cape Coast Medical Students’ Association (UCCMSA) dedicate a week of their time to bring free healthcare services to people who need it.
In 2014, their focus was breast cancer. The students spent their sixth annual health week in the Cape Coast and Mfantsiman communities in Ghana’s Central Region, making people aware of breast cancer and doing screening tests. Free healthcare does, however, cost money and Bayport Ghana was proud to once again support the UCCMSA with a cash donation.
The theme for this year’s health week was “Breast Cancer: Awareness Reduces Mortality” and was chosen in view of the high incidence of breast cancer among Ghanaian women aged between 20 and 50.
Mrs Angela Leibel, Deputy Managing Director of Bayport Ghana, says that Bayport will continue to support projects such as these to create awareness and ensure that women access healthcare services that can help to prevent breast cancer. “Cancer is on the increase in Ghana, hence the need for major corporate organisations, such as Bayport, to be part of initiatives that build awareness and encourage treatment.”
Miss Yvonne Adofo, who chairs the UCCMSA planning committee, expressed the association’s gratitude for the donation and invited Bayporteers to participate in the screening exercise.