The Innovation of Skills Hitherto (ISH), a consortium of youthful researchers based in Ghana is poised to champion the screening of cervical cancer in Ghana.
The group is committed to promulgating awareness of good maternal health practices and fetal alcohol syndrome; a congenital defect of the brain as a result of alcohol consumption by mothers during pregnancy.
Their aim for choosing cervical cancer is to sensitize the public on the disease which accounts for 20 to 25 percent of all new cancers among women in Ghana. Also, the cumulative risk of Ghanaian women dying from Cervical Cancer is over three times the western cumulative risk.
According to the group by 2025, there will be over 5,000 new cases of cervical cancer in Ghana, with projected 3,361 deaths thereof.
The group believes that the menace is 100 percent preventable and curable if it is detected at the early stages however, over 3000 women in Ghana have affected annually.
The group for that matter will officially launch this project on Mother’s Day, 12th of May 2019 in Accra; to begin their activities across the country.