HEN Foundation, a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the University of Ibadan Cancer
Research Center and The Femi Gbajabiamila Foundation will host a 3-day awareness and free cancer screening programme in Lagos State South Western Nigeria from 26th of October 2017.
This programme, which is part of the activities to mark the 2017
International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will see hundreds of women screened at the Akerele Healthcare Center Surulere, Lagos Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with Vickie Robert Hospitality Media, the
President and Founder of Hen Foundation, Mr Jimmy Eniola said that women would be screened of breast and cervical cancer and treatment promptly offered to those at the risk of the ailment. He further reiterated that the awareness and screening programme was
part of the organization’s effort at raising awareness amongst women
especially the need for regular self-examination and seeking preventive
medical care where necessary as a way of increasing the survival rate of women. Mr Jimmy Eniola disclosed that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), breast cancer remains the most common malignancy in Nigeria, accounting for over 25,000 women mortalities annually. He stressed the need for medical check-ups as an avenue for EARLY DETECTION of the disease leading on to prompt treatment protocols that reduces mortality rates.
The screening exercise will run from Thursday 26th -28th October
2017. During the screening exercise, there will be counselling sessions
where participants will be enlightened on the importance and procedure
for self-examination and possible ways of prevention.
The screening exercise will avail the beneficiaries the opportunity to
know their health status so as to seek early help where necessary and be reminded to adopt healthy living practices. On the final day, there will be donations of Medical Equipments to the University of Ibadan Cancer Research Centre and Akerele Healthcare Centre.
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