Name: Thomas Mensah Vovo AWANYO
Position: Executive Director
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:
"APSBES"( Association pour la Promotion de la Santé et du Bien - Etre Social) is a non-profit, humanitarian, and philanthropic community- focused Non-Government Organization (NGO) called in English: Association for the Promotion of Health and Social Well- Being based in Lomé Togo (West Africa). We promote the health and the socio-economic development of deprived population thereby alleviating the suffering through high participatory development ventures. APSBE's vision is that of "a world where every individual access the chance to fully realize his life potential with dignity". Its mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived people particularly of children and women in developing countries through and empowering process. To this end a group of people supporting (CML) patients called "APSBES / DILIGENCE GROUP" was created within the organization on the initiative of the Executive Director Mr Thomas Mensah Vovo coordinator of the solidarity group activities which has a specific mission for CML patients. Our organization leading partner in the West African sub-region is “Global Health Initiative” (GHI) with whom we use the same site www.demo.glohealth.org
KEY OBJECTIVES AND KEY INITIATIVES OF ORGANISATION
Our main goal is to strive for the protection of the health of the population for sustainable human development. especially CML patients. For this purpose we organize awareness campaigns on cancer in general through several rounds of talks discussions. Training of peer educators on various cancer risk as smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, and the need to vaccinate girls against human papilloma virus that causes cervical cancer. We organize campaigns consultation freely to women for early detection of breast cancer and education sessions for girls on the risk of early sexual activity.
Number of members or patients organisation represents today
30 (as per Feb 2015)