Residents of Koforidua, capital of the Eastern Region, have heaped praises on the leadership of the regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) for organising the just-ended free health and breast cancer screening.
The majority of the residents, who are women, were grateful to the association because it would have been difficult to have their breast screened and appealed to the leadership to organise such screenings frequently.
One of the participants, who gave her name as Auntie Mary, indicated that they would be better and healthier if they could focus on the general well-being of themselves instead of always chasing money.
Meanwhile, the President of Breast Care International, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addae, has indicated that men sucking the breasts of their wives is not a panacea to preventing or causing breast cancer.
According to her, no research has yet proven that breast cancer can be caused or prevented by regular sucking of the breasts.
Dr. Wiafe Addae made this revelation at Effiduase in the New Juaben North Municipality at the weekend, when the Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) organised a health and breast screening exercise for scores of journalists and the general public.
She expressed worry that shisha smoking and excessive alcohol in-take have become rising causes of breast cancer among young people in the country and entreated all to stay away from these negative habits to stay healthy.
The Eastern Regional Chairman of the GJA, Maxwell Kudekor, averred that the health screening was the association’s Corporate Social Responsibility to society.
He said it should not always be the case that journalists would take or receive from society but have to also give back.
Maxwell Kudekor called on his fellow journalists to take their health serious and regularly go for checkups, since they are important to society.
The New Juaben North Municipal Chief Executive, Comfort Asante, who was impressed with the Regional GJA’s exercise, thanked the executives for holding it in her municipality.
Nestlé Ghana enhanced the health screening exercise by providing some products to all the participants who were screened for breast cancer, diabetes, hypertension and HIV status.