Livingstone Foundation organises free health screening on cervical cancer

Livingstone Foundation organises free health screening on cervical cancer

• Some members of the Foundation at the event

 The Livingstone Foundation (TLF) has embarked on a free cervical cancer and screening to combat the disease, as well as mark the an­nual World Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

The exercise was aimed to less­en the incidence of cervical cancer in the country. The foundation is a non-profit & non-governmental organisation founded by celebrat­ed musical artiste, Stonebwoy.The programme was organised in collab­oration with the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate and La Polyclinic in the La Dade-Kotopon Mu­nicipal Assembly on Monday, January 16.

Hundreds of residents of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality benefitted from the free screening exercise that was carried out by qualified health professionals in the country.

The beneficiaries were screened for various cervical cancer disorders, received free medications, some hygiene products, and received nutri­tion and healthy living advice.

The activity formed part of the foundation’s plans to ensure that beneficiary residents were abreast of their health conditions, and sought recommended medical treatment based on the results of the screening.

This year, TLF and its partners seek to end cervical cancer within a few generations on the theme “Get informed Get Screened Get Vaccinat­ed”.

This year’s exercise included a variety of activities, such as health education, VIA screening and PAP smear to raise awareness on cervi­cal cancer, which is the second most common cancer in women but one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in Ghana and Africa, according to statistics.

Some beneficiaries of the exercise commended Stonebwoy and man­agement of TLF for the exercise and called on other organisations and corporate institutions to emulate.

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