Cervical Cancer Prevention in Ghana


About The Ghana Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Project

The Ghana Cervical Cancer Awareness Project Creator

Michelle S. Williams, PhD, MPH, CHES

Michelle S. Williams is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Williams has experience in cancer prevention research in the US and in Ghana, West Africa. Her primary areas of research interest are 1) cancer prevention behaviors among racial/ethnic minorities in the US and in developing countries; 2) health literacy and cancer outcomes; and 3) health communication interventions. She is also interested in global health and has conducted research in Ghana, West Africa as a scholar in the National Institutes of Health Minority Health International Research Training program and as a Fulbright student scholar.
The Ghana Cervical Cancer Awareness Project
This website is one part of the Ghana Cervical Cancer Awareness Project (Ghana CCAP). The Ghana CCAP is the product of two years of research conducted in Kumasi, Ghana. The goal of the research was to create cervical cancer education information that will appeal to young adults in Ghana, West Africa. It is my hope that this website and the other parts of the Ghana CCAP will lead to an increase in the awareness of cervical cancer in Ghana, and an increase in cerivcal cancer screenings among Ghanaian women.
Funding Sources
This project has been supported by a Fulbright Program grant sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. The preliminary study was suported by funding from was supported by grant number 5T37MD001580-04 from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health to Florida A & M University. And most importantly Doroth Kelly, my supportive mother.
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