Living / Health - 1 week ago
An Australian-based organisation, the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora Foundation said 8,000 of the 14,000 Nigerian women diagnosed with cervical cancer were at the risk of death annually.
President of the Foundation, Prof. Chris Onyebuchi disclosed this during the flagging off ceremony of a two day workshop by the organization themed, “Arm Our Youths Heath campaign” towards eradicating cervical cancer among women.
He said the campaign in collaboration with the Anambra State Government, would target students across senior secondary schools in the country.
He said, “The beauty of the ArOY Campaign is that should this ever be the case, the campaign’s beneficiaries would we already well prepared and ready to, not only embrace these changes when they come, but to actively seek for the interventions.
“Of the roughly 14,000 Nigerian women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, just over 8,000 will die.
“This leaves family, husbands, children and a whole lot of others, devastated.
“We can either continue to accept this unfortunate trend, or perhaps, just pray over it, or worse still, ignore it, and hope that it goes away. Alternatively, we can stand, and fight,” he said.
He said a curriculum on anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer would be introduced as part of the crusade...