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Ghana needs a screening policy, says CERVICA Ghana Foundation boss

Caryn Agyeman Prempeh believes introducing such a policy could be a major step in getting women to easily screen for cervical cancer

The founder of CERVIVA Ghana Foundation, Caryn Agyeman Prempeh is pushing for the introduction of a screening policy for ailments such as cervical cancer in Ghana.

She wants such a policy to make it affordable for women to easily get screened for cervical cancer in Ghana.

Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (15 May), Agyeman Prempeh said, “My goal is to hope that Ghana has a proper screening policy…”

“After medical school, obviously I practiced, did my house job, worked a bit and decided to do my master’s at Queen Mary in Global public health and I actually did a systematic review on cervical cancer again. So over the years I have just stuck with it.”

Agyeman Prempeh added, “Because I have looked at the cost, of pap smear and because of our social economic status, it’s quite difficult for the group that needs to be screened,  to get up and say I am going to give GHC 200 or GHC 300 to get screened.”

Listen to Caryn Agyeman Prempeh in the attached audio clip below:

Watch the full interview in the attached audio clip below: 

About Caryn Agyeman Prempeh

Affectionately called Ohemaa, studied biomedical Science at the University College of London and later pursued medicine at the School of Medical science at the KNUST in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Agyeman Prempeh is a beloved daughter of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

She has previously worked at Claron Health International as a resident medical officer. She has also worked at 37 Military and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals.

With years of experience under her belt, Prempeh has earned a reputation for providing top-quality care to her patients, and is highly respected by her peers in the medical community.

Prempeh’s dedication to her patients is evident in the personalised care she provides to each individual. She takes the time to listen to their concerns and develop treatment plans that are tailored to their specific needs.

Her compassionate approach to medicine has earned her the trust and loyalty of her patients, who appreciate her commitment to their well-being.

In 2011, she founded Cerviva Ghana, a non profit that creates awareness and educates young girls on the prevention of cervical cancer. She is the team doctor of the Ghana Black Queens.

Prempeh is creating awareness and educating Ghanaian women on cervical cancer

Published articles in medical journals

She has published numerous articles in prestigious medical journals and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Prempeh also serves as a mentor to medical students and residents, passing on her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Prempeh’s passion for her work is evident in everything she does, and she is truly dedicated to improving the health and well-being of her patients. Whether she is delivering a baby, performing a surgery, or conducting research, Caryn Agyeman Prempeh approaches each task with professionalism, compassion, and a commitment to excellence.

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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