The University of Makeni and the University of San Pablo offer Free Cancer Screening and treatment for the women of Sierra Leone. The screening was conducted at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni.

Breast Cancer Strikes many women in Sierra Leone.   This is why the University of Makeni collaborated with the University of San Pablo in Madrid, Spain to find a solution to this problem. “ It is essential to work together and decrease the spread of breast cancer,” said the Head of Public Health  Department, Sr. Magdalen Umoh.

On the 6th of February 2023, the Spanish team met the staff of the University of Makeni to discuss further plans and collaborations in the health sector and find a common ground to decrease the spread of breast cancer in post-conflict and post-epidemic Sierra Leone.

The University of Makeni Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Turay expressed gratitude to the Spanish team from the University of San Pablo for providing solutions to minimizing breast cancer in Sierra Leone.  “The screening is a solution to health challenges for women across the country,” he said.

 University of San Pablo Dr, Xavier Santos explained in an interview that his team is providing screening, psychological support, and plastic surgery for people with deformities.

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