Blaise Ackom is a Health Professional at the Madina Polyclinic Kekele- Ghana, a Cervical Cancer Advocate ,Health influencer and a Medical Media Personality for the past 5 years.
Cervical Cancer is a health crisis impacting women and their families across the world especially in low-resource settings.
In 2020, an estimated 604,237 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer globally, representing 6.5% of all female cancers. cervical cancer killed an estimated 341,843 women in 2020, 90% of whom were in less developed regions of the world, where access to prevention , screening and treatment services are severely limited.
Today, more women are dying of cervical cancer than are dying in childbirth. The odds of dying upon progressing to cervical cancer is almost similar to those upon contracting Ebola.
In Ghana, an estimated 3056 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer yearly of which more than 1506 lose their lives yearly in Ghana.
Due to the global burden of cervical cancer , cervical cancer prevention has been a major health concern in my advocacy programs for the past years.
Through my service, i have been able to reach out to thousands of young girls and women in Ghana especially in societies which are hard-to-reach in almost all the regions in Ghana including the media,churches, schools and community groups to educate them on cervical cancer prevention and also screen these young girls and women who are poor and cannot pay for the screening services for free which is being funded by myself.
My outstanding services to the nation has attracted me some citations of honour from the Federation of Ghana Medical Laboratory Science Students' Association and also from the women commision of some various Universities in Ghana which includes; Ghana Telecom University College, University of Ghana Accra City Campus, All Nations University Koforidua, Madina Institute of Science and Technology and Methodist University College.
All my projects and support I give to young girls and women in the community are being funded by myself.
I hope to do more to help individuals and the community that will go a long way to help sustainable development goals.