Cancer Association’s national outreach lowers curtain at Reho clinic
The national outreach programme of the Cancer Association held one of its last diagnostic training sessions for 2017 earlier this month at the Rehoboth Clinic.
“We are reaching the end of the 2017 National Cancer Outreach to fight cancer in our country” said Cancer Association CEO, Rolf Hansen when announcing that this key strategy to visit rural communities will be wrapped up soon. Under the National Cancer Outreach, the clinical staff working for the association visits rural clinics to train the resident medical staff in the early detection of cancer.
Staff members of the association conducted a day-long session at the Rehoboth Clinic for the general public and for the fifteen registered nurses at both the Rehoboth and Timosa Clinics. The day’s trainig included instructions how to do Pap smears, breast examinations, and prostate examinations with the intention to help clinical staff discover irregularities at an earlier stage. In this way, early detection is improved when suspected cancer cases are referred to Windhoek for pathological analysis.
The training was done by Sister Christy Kavetuna, working with the members of the Rehoboth Cancer Association of Namibia committee.
Pictured are Sister Christy and the Rehoboth medical staff who have successfully completed the cancer early detection training.