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Pink PAWAS Breast Cancer Series – Facts & Myths Around Breast Cancer

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The Pan African Women’s Association of Surgeons (PAWAS) has some of its members discuss the common signs and symptoms of breast cancer,
breast cancer screening and debunk common myths about breast cancers. They will also define risk in our populations as well as share some initiatives to improve breast cancer care in Africa.

Webinar Title: Pink PAWAS Breast Cancer Series – Facts & Myths Around Breast Cancer


  • Understand the basic signs and symptoms of breast cancer
  • Understand the risks of breast cancer and screening
  • Address common myths and misconceptions about breast cancer
  • Address initiatives led by the surgeons to improve breast cancer care across the continuum of screening, treatment and survivorship


– Dr Grace Ngozi Eke (Nigeria), who is originally from Imo State, received her Medical Degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She completed her training and her fellowship at the hospital where she currently still works and had a special interest in surgical oncology, particularly Breast Cancer.

– Dr Faith Mugoha (Kenya) is the Founder and Managing Trustee of The Mazira Foundation, a non-profit organization with an overall objective of positively influencing the health-seeking behaviour of communities by advocating for equity in accessing timely, safe and affordable diagnosis and surgical care. Dr Faith holds a Bachelor of Medicine Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in General Surgery from Odesa National Medical University, Ukraine. She is currently concluding a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship at Kenya Methodist University, Kenya. She is also an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders Foundation.

– Dr Liana Roodt (South Africa), is a specialist general surgeon with a passion for breast care and surgery. Dr Roodt obtained her MBChB from the University of Pretoria in 2006. She completed her internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and community service in Barberton, Mpumalanga. After returning to Cape Town in 2010, she worked at G F Jooste Hospital as a surgical medical officer, while also completing a post-graduate certificate in Integrative Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch. It was during this time that she created Project Flamingo, a successful non-profit organization, to address the long and distressing treatment waiting times faced by breast cancer patients in the public health care sector.

– Myriam Makou (Cameroon) was originally born in Yaoundé, Cameroon. After her secondary education and following her brilliant success in Cameroon
GCE advanced level, she was admitted to the School of Health Sciences, Université des Montagnes in 2011.
She graduated in 2018 with a diploma in General medicine (MD). Following her qualification as an MD, she worked briefly as a medical doctor for two years and then succeeded in the entrance examination for residency in the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cameroon. She is currently in the 3rd year of her General Surgery residency in the said faculty.
She is a member of many international societies including the Cameroon medical council, Cameroonian society of Digestive surgery, Medecin du Cameroun and the Association of surgery residents in Cameroon. Her dream is to improve access to essential surgery thus achieving global surgery plans of safe surgery.

Date: Friday, 14th of October 2022

Time: 4PM WAT / 6PM EAT

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1