ASA Savings and Loans organises free breast screening exercise at Nima, Achimota mkt


ASA Savings and Loans Limited as part of awareness campaign on breast cancer has supported free screening for traders and residents at Nima and Achimota markets in Accra.

Dr. Edwin Essel at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, who facilitated the education on breast cancer at both venues, took the participants through procedures for self- examination and advised them to report any irregularities they observe to the appropriate medical facility.

The Acting Chief Nursing Officer at Korle-Bu teaching hospital, Ms. Regina Mireku disclosed that after the exercise, 120 women at Nima and 135 women at Achimota markets were screened respectively.

She mentioned that out of the number, 15 from Nima and five from Achimota markets were referred to do mammogram for early detection.

The Area Managers of both localities, Mr. Pope Neequaye and Emmanuel Osae Addo stated that this forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and urged the women to adhere to healthy lifestyles.

Richard Nartey, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager of the company said, this year’s theme for the screening, is “Keeping her in the picture”.

According to him, the company is committed to sponsoring to get about 4000 women across the country to be screened for early detection and to avoid untimely deaths.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Mr. Mohammed Aourongjeb who graced the occasion was delighted with the participation from the women and reiterated the company’s commitment of given back to society through social interventions such as free medical screenings, scholarships to brilliant but needy students, donations to orphanages, public schools and health facilities across the country.

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