I am impressed by the numerous pink billboards that are creating awareness about breast cancer. Previously, this was never heard of except in backrooms where women struggled to come to terms with the deadly disease.
Over the years, modern medicine has tried to determine the reason for the growing incidence of breast cancer.
Today, as a woman I find it encouraging that there are tangible solutions jetting in. From chemotherapy as a last resort to finding a cure, more Rwandan women are learning to detect the cancer early.
From the billboards, not only can the educated learn about basic breast awareness, even those women who have not gone to school but can read Kinyarwanda are able to understand the basic steps of checking for breast cancer.
Some of modernity’s less evils have forced more and more women to marry late and opt for late or no child bearing.
This has affected them biologically. Additionally, if women want to fight breast cancer, they need to give a deaf ear to high consumptions of junk food, and opt for the more nutritional traditional food.
Surely, more training and awareness programmes and campaigns should be held periodically, at least once a month in all sectors of the country.
This will help to disseminate the benefits of latest technology and up to date innovative ways that will extirpate breast cancer completely.
I urge the Ministry of Health and other responsible organizations to keep up the good work of passing the breast cancer message is loud and clear. Women should fight the menace of breast cancer rather than surrender.