First Lady H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo; @rakufoaddo
4th February 2019, marked World Cancer Day and I was privileged to honour it in Kumasi, the first city in Africa and fourth city in the world, to pilot the flagship Union for International Cancer Control City Cancer Challenge Programme. It was a pleasure to also welcome the President of the Union for International Cancer Control, Princess DINA MIRED of JORDAN.
I believe one of the critical things to look at when it comes to cancer is prevention. This calls for increased awareness of the preventable causes of cancer and a need to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyles, including exercising, eating healthy foods and quitting smoking and excessive drinking,
We need to have a long-term commitment to improving the lives of citizens, build cancer care competence and structure, while maintaining the fight against HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and other infections.
It’s going to take a long time to build the infrastructure for cancer care, but we have to start somewhere.