Accra, Ghana – January 24, 2023: WEAR Ghana is proud to support Yemaachi Biotech, a Ghana-based start-up working to lower the economic burden of cancer in African populations, in raising awareness about Cervical Cancer during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, and Yemaachi is using the opportunity to sensitize Ghanaian Women to the disease and promote regular screening at their “Sheba Day” event.
The ShebaTest is a recently-launched product by Yemaachi Biotech that detects certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that lead to most cervical cancer cases. When detected early, cervical cancer is very quickly and successfully treatable.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and is a leading cause of death among African women. Regular screening is crucial in detecting cervical cancer early when it is most treatable.
The details of the event, which is open to the general public, are as follows:
Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Marina Mall parking lot (grocery store entrance)
Activities: Live Q&A sessions with gynaecologists, subsidized Sheba Tests, raffle draw, give-aways, among others.