P-2177

Breast Cancer Screening

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Project Description

Country: Ghana

Location: Cape Coast

Total Budget: $6,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening in remote areas in Ghana where resources are very limited


THE ROTARY CLUB OF FORT WORTH SOUTHWEST is teaming up with Breast Screening Services, a subsidiary of Mammocare, a Non-Governmental Organization incorporated in Ghana to raise funds for hand-held optical breast screening devices, known as Breast-I, to be used in Ghana to detect early signs of breast cancer.Breast-i when fully charged can be used to examine approximately 70 women making it useful and accessible in remote villages and areas with unreliable electricity. Usage requires just a dark room and a well-trained handler; hence it is inexpensive to use and an alternative solution in developing countries.

Approximately 70% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ghana are in the advanced stages of the disease. Most of these women are in the remote areas and have limited access to screening services or are not educated on the disease. Our goal is to create awareness and provide screening services to these women and help save their lives. Club members are dedicated to soliciting funds from businesses and promoting our gofundme page for this project. We hope to raise the much needed funds by June 30th, 2018.

A scientific peer-reviewed article on Breast-i can be accessed directly at: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbc/2018/2539056/

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Fort Worth Southwest

Primary Contact: Ekua O Anyanful

Email: eanyanful@eawealthmanagement.com

Project Status

Need $5,025
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Worth Southwest (5790)

21-May-18

$975

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$975

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Contribution (Needed) - Click here to add a contribution.

$5,025

Total

$975

-

$6,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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21-May-18

by Ekua O Anyanful

System Entry: Creation of project page.

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