Raising awareness and accompanying communities, from the Intercultural Health Model
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Within the framework of the World Day to Fight Breast Cancer and from the Intercultural Health Model, which is promoted from this house of intercultural higher studies, the Afro Commission, of URACCAN Bluefields campus, holds a discussion with female members.
At the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO), on October 19 the Day of the Fight Against Breast Cancer is celebrated worldwide, with the aim of creating awareness and strengthening spaces, so that all women have access to controls , timely and effective diagnoses and treatments.
Black women have a permanent risk of breast cancer, around 11% according to the portal breastcancer.org; In Nicaragua, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women between 40 and 44 years old, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health (MINSA), the first fatal disease is cervical cancer.
For the members of this Commission, sharing experiences from their mother tongue (Kriol), on the different topics related to this disease, represents a help, so that more and more women know the basic care, these through ancestral medicine.
Similarly, the importance of routine studies that must be carried out and, above all, knowing and understanding that about 95% of the cases detected early are cured was discussed.
"Our body is more than organs and tissues, it has a social dimension and is used to make sense of the world, including health and disease," said Grace Kelly Bent, coordinator of the Afro Commission.
Kelly, also highlighted the fundamental role that spirituality plays in the use of mammography and has been related to adherence