American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and manufacturing firm, Johnson & Johnson has partnered Zurak Cancer Foundation, in undertaking a prostate cancer education campaign among Ghanaian men.
Last Sunday, at this year’s Father’s Day Celebration, Zurak Cancer Foundation, engaged between 400 to 500 men at the Accra Mall on prostate cancer awareness creation.
The awareness campaign formed part of Johnson & Johnson’s corporate social responsibility and sought to educate men on the early signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and its prevention.
Educational materials including flyers were distributed to the men including the Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid who was at the event.
Aside the distribution of materials, staff of Zurak Foundation including its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abdul Samed Zurak, engaged the men in conversations about the early signs of the disease, how it can be prevented and the need to undertake periodic checks.
Mr. Zurak addressing the media on the sidelines of the exercise, said “the goal of this project is to interact with men and give them much more information about the disease, and also encourage them to screen for the disease which is the most important part of the project.”
He added that “it seeks to also promote our early detection policy by trying to drive screenings and also provide opportunity for men to be able to screen for the disease in order to ensure early detection.”