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Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+) affiliate network Anguilla Community Action Network (ACAN) hosted a Cancer Prevention Community Outreach

April 26, 2019

The Anguilla Community Action Network (ACAN) in collaboration with Eastern Caribbean Cancer Centre hosted a breast and prostate cancer awareness outreach on 11 – 14 April 2019.

The initiative facilitated public discussions via radio and television, a panel discussion focusing on “Managing the Rising Incidents of Cancer in Anguilla” and free breast and prostate cancer screening and follow- up consultations.

ACAN’s Director and Founder, Mr John Lake, a cancer survivor himself, expressed the importance of such initiatives and reinforced that “our health is our responsibility”. He further stated, “Knowing is crucial, and it is the first step to staying healthy. I am elated that the public in Anguilla took advantage of the outreach”.

This is the second cancer outreach facilitated by ACAN in an attempt to make cancer screening a regular service not only for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) but all citizens of Anguilla.

What is the Anguilla Community Action Network (ACAN)?

The Anguilla Community Action Network seeks to support persons infected and affected with HIV and AIDS by eliminating stigma and discrimination in the communities in which they live through advocacy, education, empowerment, and integration while working to stop the spread of all sexually transmitted infections.

For more information visit the ACAN Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ACANNGO/