The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in conjunction with the 37 Military Hospital and the Air Force Wives Association (AWA), organised a Health Walk to educate GAF women, Civilian Employees and wives of personnel on Breast Cancer Awareness on Thursday, 21 October, 2021 at the GAF Sports Complex, Burma Camp.
The walk started from the Nicholson Park, through some principal streets within Burma Camp and its environs and ended at the GAF Sports Complex. Participants were taken through aerobics and a talk on how to perform breast self-examination at home.
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama in his brief remarks, commended participants. He noted that breast cancer could affect every individual and not only women. He said global statistics showed that 2.3 million women were diagnosed worldwide and 685,000 deaths occurred in 2020. He added that 7.8 million diagnoses had been recorded over the past five years making breast cancer the most prevalent of all cancers.
Other activities to mark the awareness week was health screenings held at Burma Hall in Burma Camp on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021.