The Hope Xchange Medical Centre in Kumasi has a new female cancer centre to help affected patients get treatment for breast and cervical cancers as well as related ailments.
The cancer centre which was inaugurated in Kumasi on May 6, by U.S Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan also has a new clinical pathology laboratory and surgical suite, largely funded by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID).
Ambassador Sullivan remarked:
”Deaths from breast and cervical cancers can be avoided if the disease is caught early. Hope Xchange will improve early screening through community-based advocacy programs that raise public awareness, reduce stigma, and empower women and girl to seek preventative and curative cancer care (and) I am confident that by working hand -in- hand with the Government of Ghana, leading universities, the private sector and communities, together we will continue to make a difference in saving women’s lives and chart a bright and healthy future for all Ghanaians.”
President of Hope Xchange, Mr. Mario Cappello stated, “the dream of providing world class healthcare in breast and cervical cancer to the poor and needy in Ghana is being realized through the generous support of the United State of America through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).”
The Hope Xchange Medical Centre is a modern specialist hospital, research center and medical training facility. It was specifically designed to serve as a regional hub for medical training, research, and patient care to address public health priorities in sub Saharan Africa, with particular expertise in maternal child health, infectious disease (including HIV and malaria), ophthalmology and cancer.
The centre is a unique broadly collaborative effort among the United States Government, Ghana’s Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Mission Foundation of Malta, the Catholic Church of Ghana, Yale University, Hope Xchange Foundation, NGOs, and some of the world’s foremost academic and medical institutions from around the globe.
By Joseph Marfo/Kumasi