MEDICAID CANCER FOUNDATION JOINS NAOWA, ECCNI ON BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM.
As part of the effort to improve access to cancer screening and treatment, Medicaid Cancer Foundation took part in the launching of Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program at 1 Battalion Dukku Barracks Birnin Kebbi, organised by the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association in collaboration with End Cervical Cancer Naija Initiative. The program was held at the Reception Station (MRS) Dukku Barracks on 23rd May 2023.
The program was in line with the Kebbi State Cancer Control Project, chaired by Her Excellency, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu.
Speaking at the launching, the Founder/CEO Medicaid Cancer Foundation, represented by Permanent Secretary, Hajiya Halima Boyi Dikko, called on the Women to take advantage of the free screening and treatment program offered by the Kebbi State Government which she said is aimed at improving the rate of early detection of Cancer cases in the state.
While appreciating the NAOWA members, She informed the participants that Medicaid Cancer Foundation will remain committed to enhancing cancer awareness, improving cervical cancer screening in hard to reach areas as well as providing training for healthcare workers across the country.
Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu stated that Medicaid Cancer Foundation has supported the ongoing Breast and Cervical Cancer prevention program in the State by training more than 150 Healthcare workers including the Medical Personnel of the 1 Battalion and supported some facilities with Thermal Ablation Machine to improve treatment outcome.
The Chairperson of NAOWA, Mrs Fatima Dole thanked Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu for the consistent support the Association has been getting. She praised the Foundation for the tireless work it has been doing to rid the State and the country at large of the menace of cancer.
The CEO, End Cervical Cancer Nigeria Initiative (ECCNI) delivered a keynote speech on Cervical Cancer Prevention: Making Screening Count.
In attendance were Representatives of the Honourable Commissioner of Health, Commanding Officer of the 1 Battalion Army, Representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria (Kebbi) and others.