Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to increase knowledge on and understanding of the issue. It also serves to strengthen advocacy for regular self-breast examination and screening, especially for women who are 40 years old and older. Although the chance of having breast cancer is less among men, they are also at risk.
At BAFROW Medical Centre, we believe that no one should have to worry about having, or dealing with, breast cancer. We also understand that breast cancer does not have to be fatal. This is why information and education on breast cancer and demonstrations of self-breast examination are routine services provided by our hospital.
Our Mammography screening facility is designed to provide added assurance for those at risk as well as ensure early detection of breast cancer for timely intervention and treatment. If you think that you are at risk but have never done a mammography screening before, Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides you the opportunity to do so. Mammography is the best way to prevent breast cancer related deaths.
We are a national non-governmental and non-profit organization based in The Gambia. Our Social and Economic Empowerment programme aims to complement the government’s development efforts and contributes to the attainment of related sustainable development goals (SDGs). Our focus is on three major interrelated areas: health, economic and social empowerment, and environmental issues.
We operate clinics under our Health component including BAFROW Medical Centre and the Well Woman Clinics. We provide the highest standards in medical service delivery as well as lifesaving information and knowledge on health matters.
Our Economic Empowerment component strengthens the capacity of girls and women in various life skills for economic sustenance, improved nutrition and health-seeking behaviour.
Health care delivery
Our medical services contribute to the reduction of illnesses and deaths in The Gambia through the provision of integrated health preventive and clinical care, maternal and child health care, and nutritional orientation to all.
Our work therefore responds to both the national health policy goals and the United Nation’s health related Sustainable Development Goals.