On the international front, a brief article I wrote on a cancer education campaign in Ghana: ‘Sir’ and ‘Ladies’: Can We Tell You About Cancer?
The Africa Oxford Cancer Foundation and the European Society for Medical Oncology Developing Countries Task Force launched a five-year pilot program in Ghana to develop and implement cancer-prevention and early-detection programs that can be models for other developing countries.
Currently, most Africans do not have access to screening, treatment or palliative care. For instance, Ghana, with a population of 25.9 million, has only two oncology centers and four oncologists. There are no oncology nurses.
The pilot program includes the distribution of 13 different posters (like those seen here) to health centers and the general public. Developed with the support of the Cancer Society of Ghana, the posters can be downloaded for free and used by any organization or individual, and in any country.
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2014/2015 Cancer Today.