Ogun governor’s wife sings about early detection in women
Members of a non-governmental organization, NBM of Africa, Egypt Chapter, visited the country’s pediatric cancer hospital in Cairo.
Led by the Chapter President, Mr. Theophilus Uzor, they provided relief supplies and gave 5,000 Egyptian pounds (about N200,000) to offset the bills of some children in the hospital.
The chapter pledged to run regular programs that improve life in every community in which its members live.
The NBM team was received by the Chief of Fundraising, Corporate Relations Department of the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation, Cairo, Ms. Noha Soliman, who praised them for the gesture and noted that cancer patients need support from the public and their families.
In a related development, as the number of cancer victims increases daily, the wife of the Ogun State Governor, Ms. Bamidele Abiodun, has instructed all women to establish their status to ensure prompt treatment and prevent the spread of the disease. disease to other body parts.
Abiodun, who gave the advice yesterday during the ongoing breast cancer awareness program organized by her pet project, Ajose Foundation and Medical Women Association, Ogun State branch, held at the maternity center, ward 9, Ilisan, Remo, said that early detection and treatment were very essential to avoid premature death.
She said: “As a woman you have sacrificed so much for your families, your communities, please don’t sacrifice your health too. Take advantage of this free screening opportunity because they say that if you can detect cancer quickly before it spreads, it is easy to treat.
“By the special grace of God, this campaign will reach all of our women in the 20 local councils in the four branches of the state. All we ask is to know your status so that we can be treated quickly if necessary.”
She appreciated all the associations and partners who had continued to support her initiatives and pledged her continued efforts to fight the disease in women in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, said in her speech that available statistics estimate the deaths of women with breast and cervical cancer at 29,000 per year and 70 per day, a percentage she described as alarming.
She identified lack of exercise, obesity and poor diet as some of the contributing factors to cancer, stressing that early detection would make treatment cheaper and more effective.