Patron of the Angel of Hope Foundation Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa who was represented by the minister for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba says the organisation would is also aiming to raise awareness on prostate cancer which has been a growing trend in the country.
“I am here on behalf of the First Lady and we have also observed from our consultations the need to educate man on prostate cancer as well.” Dr. Gwaradzimba said
This was said during a free cervical and breast cancer screening program at the Jekenishen Church which begans on Friday.
The Beneficiaries of the three-day program expressed gratitude to the organization for its continued promotion of free health access to their community citing difficulties in accessing health facility centres.
“We have been here since yesterday and i can safely say we have made significant progress because thousands have been screened. We thank the Ambassador of Health Amai Mnangagwa for her continued support in promoting health access to the vulnerable” says Acting Manicaland Provincial Medical Director Dr.Munyaradzi Mukuzunga
The Chipinge District Medical Officer Dr Brian Makombe agreed with Dr. Mukuzunga saying, “This is the first kind of service that we have conducted in Chipinge District as far as cancer awareness is concerned and Angel of Hope Foundation has made it possible for our women from as far as Mahenye to access free screening”.
Cervical and breast cancer is among the top diseases affecting the majority of Zimbabwean women mainly due to difficulties in accessing screening services and late detection of the disease