Ghana’s Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has said it will be appropriate for the government to have a "1-District, 1-Breast Care Centre" policy throughout the country.

She said such a move will help ensure early detection and treatment of breast cancer, and also to reduce breast cancer-related diseases affecting women.

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Speaking at the opening ceremony of National Basic Oncology training for community-based nurses drawn from the Ashanti and Eastern regions on Monday, Ms Afisa Djaba said: "It is a proposal we are bringing, if we can implement ‘1-District, 1-Factory’, then, we can also implement ‘1-District, 1-Breast Care Centre’, so that we can bring treatment right to the community level.”

She further revealed that the government is adding people living with some diseases like haemophilia, hole-in-heart, autism, sickle cell among other diseases to the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme to help them get financial aid in treating such diseases.

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The minister believed that such diseases do not allow women to give off their best.

She added that with maximum support from the government, the trend will change.