Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, MD, PhD – President

Dr. Wiafe is an internationally recognized and multiple-award winning breast cancer specialist, working primarily in Ghana and West Africa, where breast cancer incidence rates are disproportionately high and women often do not have access to the care they need. Her medical career has spanned three decades, the last eighteen of which she has devoted exclusively to breast cancer awareness and prevention, working in both the public and private health sectors in Ghana. 

Dr. Wiafe serves as the Specialist Consultant and Surgeon in breast cancer management at the Peace and Love Hospitals in Accra and Kumasi, a hospital she founded and developed into a robust resource centre for the diagnosis, treatment, counselling, rehabilitation and research of breast cancer, cervical cancer, hepatitis infections, hypertension, diabetes and renal dialysis among others. 

Dr. Wiafe’s commitment to public education and awareness-creation for breast cancer led her to expand her work to the charitable sector in Ghana over eighteen years ago. Recognizing that ignorance, stigma and lack of access around breast cancer more fatal to the women of Ghana than the disease itself, which is highly treatable with early diagnosis, Dr. Wiafe founded Breast Cancer International in Ghana, the country’s only patient-driven NGO committed to awareness creation, education, screening, counselling, and advocacy on breast cancer. Today, the organization is Ghana’s leading breast cancer awareness charity.

As the President of BCI America, Dr. Wiafe brings her lifetime of expertise and passion for breast cancer awareness, treatment and prevention in Ghana, and a true commitment to raising awareness and funds for this cause internationally.