Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ondo state First Lady seeks cooperation to kick out cervical cancer

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Major stakeholders must come together to eliminate cervical cancer amongst women.

This was the crux of discussion at the launch of the global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer, spear headed by the wife of the Governor, Mrs Betty Anyawu- Akeredolu.

Oluseye Akinwalere reports that cervical cancer is a disease that has taken so many lives of women due to ignorance, poverty and lack of adequate facilities.

However the narrative is about to change as BRECAN in collaboration with FOWOSO and other non-governmental organizations joined the World Health Organization to Launch the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer.

Representative of BRECAN ,Chinyere Ike assured of the organization’s maximum support to bring cervical cancer to an end in the country.

The Ondo state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Titi Adeyemi said all hands must be on deck to fight the deadly scourge.

In her remarks, wife of the Governor,Mrs Betty Anyawu Akeredolu maintained that Cervical cancer is not only preventable but curable, saying that it is high time stakeholders worked together to end the sufferings of women.

She announced that BRECAN offices and centres will become advocacy centres for breast and cervical cancer awareness towards sensitizing the public.