German pharmaceutical group, Bayer AG and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has donated Prostate Particular Antigen (PSA) Testing Units and a pair of,450 cartridges to eight amenities in Accra.
The collaboration with Bayer AG is funded by means of the develoPPP programme that GIZ implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Financial Cooperation and Growth (BMZ). The eight amenities that obtained the PSA Testing Units are LEKMA, Weija Gbawe, Mmamobi, Shai Osudoku, Ga West hospitals and Kaneshie, Kpone and Ashiaman Polyclinics.
That is a part of a partnership to construct capability for early analysis and elevated consciousness of prostate most cancers. Along with the donated gadgets, there can even be consumer and technical trainings for the beneficiary well being amenities.
- Advertisement -
The gadgets shall be used to measure the quantity of PSA within the blood. PSA ranges could also be elevated with prostate most cancers in addition to different issues of the prostate together with prostatitis and benign prostatic hypertrophy. For males at high-risk of early and aggressive prostate most cancers, PSA testing together with different assessments may help scale back late presentation of prostate most cancers and doubtlessly enhance outcomes.
The Higher Accra Regional Director of Well being Providers, Dr. Charity Sarpong, is happy to be main a cost to convey consideration to and help early detection of prostate most cancers with the receipt of Prostate Particular Antigen (PSA) Testing Units.
Dr. Charity Sarpong stated it was thrilling that focus is step by step shifting to males and with this donation, males’s well being shall be on the forefront of well being within the area. She famous, “for a very long time, emphasis has been on ladies with points to do with cervical and breast most cancers. And males are forgotten however they’re additionally struggling. And we aren’t capable of display screen nicely and catch them early to start the required intervention that may enhance the standard of life for them. And for this reason we’re completely happy to companion Bayer, GIZ and all of the others who’ve introduced this onboard”.
The PSA Testing Units and a pair of,450 cartridges have been donated to eight amenities within the Higher Accra Area by the
- Advertisement -
Dr. Nana Hagan, Vice President of Oncology for Bayer’s World Regulatory Technique, famous that, “prostate most cancers disproportionately impacts males of African descent, and it’s a main explanation for cancer-related deaths amongst Ghanaian males. By way of the Bayer GIZ venture and in collaboration with our stakeholders in Ghana, the venture goals to make significant contributions in direction of curbing mortality charges in Ghanaian prostate most cancers sufferers”.
“At GIZ, we work with each native and worldwide companions to create prospects for individuals and with individuals and we hope this motion right now would assist to advance the Ghana Well being Service’s goal to ship healthcare on the doorstep of all”, famous Fred Effah Darko, Technical Advisor at GIZ develoPPP.
- Advertisement -
Dr. Kennedy Brightson, Medical Superintendent of Shai Osudoku Hospital, expressed gratitude on behalf of his colleagues and recipient amenities. He recalled how GIZ helped to arrange for the primary time what on the time was known as “prevention is best than treatment” venture which is now often called wellness clinics run in most amenities throughout the nation. He stated prostate most cancers afflicts males however loads of them undergo on the quiet solely looking for assist when it’s nearly too late.
Dr Kennedy Brightson defined that “with the machine that has been supplied, we will arrange well being training and screening within the communities as a result of it’s only a cartridge. We energy the machine, take your pattern, feed it into the machine and it tells us whether or not you’re constructive or unfavourable. After that, we refer you to acceptable amenities for additional investigations and case administration”. He was completely happy that for functions of prevention, the PSA Testing Units will do rather a lot for the lads.