Breast cancer in Ghana often goes unrecognized and untreated for a very long time, resulting in deformities, but often also in stigmatization of the patient. Therefore, it is of great importance to increase women’s awareness and early detection. A local organisation has developed a plan to make use of bus stops to reach out to as many women as possible.
There is very much traffic by bus in Ghana of women going to the market to trade goods around 90% of bus passengers are women. They plan to set up a pop-up tent at busy bus stops, where women can meet and where educational lectures are given. It will also offer the possibility for women to see a nurse and be referred to a doctor if necessary.
Inspire2Live is assisting the local organisation in finding ways to raise funds locally, and in providing a platform in the World Campus to exchange ideas and information with other countries.