Volunteers with the VMC Bamenda Chapter in Cameroon organized a capacity building session for 63 health care workers including registered and trainee nurses and laboratory technicians where they received intensive training on cervical cancer screening techniques and also community health education methods to be employed to identify and manage cases of Cervical Cancer. In addition to this, 27 women from the local community were screened for breast cancer.
The project was executed based on the prevailing statistics for Cancer in Cameroon:
Breast and Cervical Cancer make up of over 30% of all cancers diagnosed in Cameroon.
2500 cases of Breast Cancer are detected annually and 70-80% of them are said to advanced and metastatic.