Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai
Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai is a breast surgeon in Ghana, president and founder of Breast Care International, CEO of The Peace and Love Hospitals, chair of the Ghana Cancer Board and chair of the Ghana non-communicable diseases (NCD) Alliance. We met during London Global Cancer Week and had a lot to talk about!
In this, the first of 2 episodes, we discuss the crucial role of surgery, how surgeons can get involved and funding of cancer care in low- and middle-income countries. Follow us on twitter to ensure you don’t miss out on the second part of the interview.
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Key References for this episode:
“Less than 5% of patients in low-income settings have access to cancer surgery that is safe, affordable and timely.” 1
- Sullivan, R., Alatise, O.I., Anderson, B.O., et al. 2015. Global cancer surgery: delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery. The lancet oncology, 16(11), pp.1193-1224.
A range of publications from the Breast Health Global Initiative can be found here. These include publications regarding resource-stratified guidelines and their implementation, early detection, health system strengthening, pathology and more.