Executive Director – MotherWorld International

There is very little awareness of cervical cancer risk in the communities I work with in Tema and Ghana as a whole. They know about breast cancer due to the awareness created about it, but there is not enough information available on cervical cancer. We do information sessions, awareness drives and health worker training on this. Health workers are trusted by the communities, but they do not often share information or advise their clients and communities on screening for cervical cancer or other such risks that may not be directly related to the immediate sickness. This is not because they do not have enough information about it but it’s more about having such busy schedules, seeing so many clients in one shift, that they do not have the time to explain things in a way that their clients understand. We train and support them to give their clients the information on the disease and prevention to ensure better long-term health for the people.