Showing posts from February, 2017

World Cancer Day On Osu, Oxford Street

On World Cancer Day, Zurak Cancer Foundation visited the Osu, Oxford Street to have an interaction with the public about their perception about cancer. The event which is dubbed "My Cancer Story" seeks to look out for the various stories Ghanaians share about the disease in the country. Also, there are several misconception covering the disease and the event was so fascinating. We were able to draw up some crazy stories from individuals which is very essential to put it out there to tell the world the story about cancer in Ghana.

Zurak Cancer Foundation Invades Nima Market

January is the awareness month for cervical cancer. Zurak Cancer Foundation invaded the Nima Market to educate market women on cervical cancer as part of its awareness program for the month. Ghana has an estimated population of 8.57 millions women ages 15 years and older who are at risk of developing cervical cancer. The current estimates indicate that every year 3,052 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 1,556 die from the disease. Cervical cancer ranks as the 1st most frequent cancer among women in Ghana and the 1st most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age. Moreover, this is due to the prevalence rate of the unknown causative virus for cervical cancer called the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Also, cervical cancer is detected at a latter stage in Ghana due to lack of awareness and regular screening for the disease.

The Zurak Cancer Foundation team had an interactions with the market women this disease in order to test their knowledge and provide them wit…

The "Cervicus Hackathon" With Achievers Ghana

Zurak Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Achievers Ghana developed this initiative to educate young girls in slum on cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV). The event which occurred on Saturday, 28th January, 2017 met with enthusiastic audience of young girls with the slums of Nima. 

The event began with a cervical cancer education program with Dr. Caryn Agyeman Prempeh to educate the young girls on cervical cancer.

During the second session students were grouped into their various teams to pitch their ideas on how to propagate cervical cancer awareness in their communities. Moreover, the activities were categorized into four different activities and they are; drama, poetry, interview and presentation.

Finally, the poetry team emerged winners of the hackathon. They were awarded a certificate signed by Emily Sheldon (Director of Health Innovation, Impact Hub Accra).