The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, was in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa, SCCA, Conference and exhibition.
The Conference, brought together African First Ladies, Health Ministers, Speakers of Parliaments, and a broad range of stakeholders, from high- level policy makers, across diverse sectors, to civil society and development partners, to deliberate on how to “Move Forward To End Cervical Cancer by 2030”.
Cervical cancer, is the second most common cancer in women, worldwide. The 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa, SCCA, Conference and exhibition was held in Nairobi, Kenya.
The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, together with other African First Ladies, who are members of the Forum of African First Ladies Against Breast & Cervical Cancer, attended the conference, which is discussing “Investing to save lives: The Role of Public & Private Sector Partnerships.”
The First lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, joined the campaign when she took her campaign on intensifying awareness of HIV and AIDS, cervical and breast cancers to Sunyani, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Accraa nd Koforidua, aimed at helping to mobilise communities, educate them and advocate more attention and resources to address the burden of HIV, cervical and breast cancers in Ghana.
The goal of the conference, was to discuss matters of cancer of the reproductive system, in order to further contribute to the development of strategic actions that will help in the reduction of these cancers.
The conference was jointly organised by the Forum of African First Ladies Against Breast & Cervical Cancer and the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation, under the auspices of the First Lady of Kenya, Madam Margaret Kenyatta.