(JollofNews) – The Gambian’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has announced plans to mobilise health workers, voluntary groups and students to conduct a massive sensitisation on cancer to mark World Cancer Day, on 4th February.
According to the director of Health Promotion and Education of the Ministry, Momodou Njai, the event will be observed locally with a match pass from the new National Assembly Building to the Arch 22nd in Banjul, aimed at sensitising the general public on the prevalence of cancer and to seek fund for the main Cancer Unit at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.
According to a statement delivered by Njai during a press briefing at the Central Drug Stores in Kotu, media campaign has been launched with airtime on electronic media and newspaper publication to disseminate the information leading to the day.
He said cancer is a dangerous disease and its existence in the country is a concern to the health sectors hence the need to sensitize the public on the preventive measures.
Courtesy of Star Africa