Accra, Ghana – January 24, 2023: WEAR Ghana, a company that creates Afrocentric clothing for women, men, and kids, and Yemaachi Biotech, a Ghana-based start-up working to lower the economic burden of cancer in African populations, have joined forces to raise awareness about cervical cancer during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, and the two companies are using the opportunity to sensitize Ghanaian women to the disease and promote regular screening at Yemaachi’s “Sheba Day” event.
The Sheba Test is a recently-launched product by Yemaachi Biotech which detects certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that lead to most cervical cancer cases. When detected early, cervical cancer is very easily and successfully treatable.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, and it is a leading cause of death among women in Africa. 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: 11am to 4pm
Location: Marina Mall parking lot (grocery store entrance)
Activities: Live Q&A sessions with gynaecologists, subsidized Sheba Tests, raffle draw, give-aways, among others.
“We are thrilled to partner with Yemaachi Biotech to raise awareness about cervical cancer and encourage regular screening among Ghanaian women,” said Awura Abena Agyeman, CEO of WEAR Ghana. “By working together, we hope to make a real impact in the fight against this disease and empower women to take control of their health.”