Skip to main content

Health: Breast cancer steps challenge prevention campaign launched in Bamenda

Afanwi Jolenta

The month of October  is internationally referred to as the breast cancer awareness month. It is an annual health campaign organised by breast cancer charities, aimed at creating awareness of the disease and how it can be prevented.
In Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon, a youth who runs a whatsApp  healthy weight management programme has launched a one thousand steps campaign to educate the population on the importance of regular checks, early diagnosis,treatment and prevention of breast cancer .

Milicent Forsab in her early 30s explains that over the years there has been an increase in the number of young women dying as a result of breast cancer. Thus, schooling the public on the dangers of the disease is her own contribution towards saving lives.

" ignorance has killed many women as a result of this I want people to know that breast cancer can be treated when diagnosed early. I have watched even young girls go to the hospital when their cancers are at an advanced stage like stage three and four. 
So I want to encourage all women despite their ages engage in regular exercises,  keep a healthy weight and regularly visit the hospital to check for any abnormalities on the breast." She said 

Some members of the online WhatsApp healthy weight management group known as "body crave" who have joined the course disclose that loosing a love one to cancer leaves a lasting memory in people's hearts.

"I have watched a friend of mine go through pains with the breast amputated and she still finally died living behind two kind of les than five of age and a young husband. It's so so painful " one of them tells 

Milicent Forsab encourages the population to join the fight against breast cancer by wearing a pink ribbon or attire within this month of October
" Wherever you are each day through out this month of October, take a step every day and sensitize some one on what breast cancer is all about. In doing so, you will save the lives of many women and also those around you" Forsab advices 

World health organisation's report indicates  that breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer amongst women. Early diagnosis and treatment they say can save up to 2.5 million breast cancer related deaths by 2040.


As a community and audience based not-for-profit news outlet, depends totally on the benevolence of her readers like you to continue generating credible content in a challenging environment like ours. Please a token via any of our Mobile Money Numbers or Bank Account will help a great deal MTN 675460750 Orange 694718577 UBA Bank 04002007603


Popular posts from this blog

Neh Sandra Fongeh Defends Degree with Unlikely Innovation: Beans Peeling Machine

By Bakah Derick  In a groundbreaking display of creative innovation, Neh Sandra Fongeh, a student of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, National Higher Polytechnic Institute of the University of Bamenda defended her Bachelor's degree on Saturday, September 9, 2023, using a remarkable beans peeling machine. The unconventional approach caught the attention of faculty members,  fellow students and family members alike, turning Neh's defense into a memorable event. Neh Sandra Fongeh presenting her machine to the Jury Neh Sandra, known for her out-of-the-box thinking and passion for engineering, mesmerized the audience with her extraordinary project during the thesis defense titled: design and realization of a manually and motorized beans shelling machine. While most students opt for a traditional presentation or experiment demonstration, Neh's choice to showcase a beans peeling machine highlighted her unique perspective on problem-solving.

North West Cameroon: Remarkable Cultures I- The Nso People

They own, and with pride, use Lamnso (language of Nso) anywhere they are found. They are from the grassfields of Cameroon, with capital being Kimbo (or today known as Kumbo), the Nso People have a rare structured traditional administrative setup, with the Fon at the summit; then there are the   Vibai, aShufai, aYaa, aFai, aShey, etc.  Yeeh Ngwerong  The very religious people give uncommon value to their traditional beliefs, yet are so attached to Christianity and Islam, the two main religions apart from the traditional practices. Even the most learned of them all would always go back home to identify with their roots, either to pay allegiance to the throne of the tribe, occupied by an "immortal" being, called the Fon; according to the cultural belief, the never dies.    Many would also return home just to be and identify with the people during cultural events. Ngam-Ngonnso’ is the melting pot of Nso culture and traditions. It is a week during which the peoole communinion with