In a bid to end cervical cancer in Ghana, the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre (CCPTC) of the Battor Catholic Hospital in the Volta Region has launched three mobile application software.
The mobile apps include CCPTC Mobile Colposcopy App, CCPTC cervical Ablative Treatment App and CCPTC Colposcopy Report sheet.
The apps were designed to aid health workers involved in cervical screening with Mobile Colposcopy (Enhanced Visual Inspection with Acetic acid) as well as those who undertake cervical (pre) cancer screening including treatment of patients with ablation (cryotherapy thermal coagulation) in the country.
The apps were jointly developed by highly intelligent team from CCPTC led by Dr. Kofi Effah and Dr. David Olatayo Olayiwola.
Meanwhile, it was unveiled by Prof. Frimpong Boateng on Wednesday, during a ceremony held at the Battor Catholic Hospital in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
Speaking at launch, the minister of Environment, science technology and innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong BoatengNew Mobile App Launched To Fight Cervical Cancer In Ghana called on all Ghanaians to come out of their comfort zones and help create new things that would improve the current state of the country into an advance one.
This he said, would help bring life and hope to all.
Deputy Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Gloria Quansah-Asare was excited about the delivery of cervical prevention in the country.
She described the gesture exuded by the hospital towards the app launched as “very laudable and fits into what GHS is doing.”
She also indicated that, a lot of measures being implemented by the hospital directly synchronizes with agenda of the GHS to improve healthcare delivery in the country.
Report by: Priscilla Aikins