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Foundation targets 200 girls for cervical cancer screening

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The Chosen Vessels Empowerment Foundation has said it will be screening and vaccinating over 200 girls against cervical cancer.

The foundation has also begun its awareness campaign to raise N4m required for the vaccination of pupils in selected schools in Lagos.

The President of the Foundation, Mrs. Adebola Atoyebi, said many women were ignorant of the symptoms of cervical cancer due to low awareness.

Atoyebi said, “When a woman dies, the family suffers because she has a role to play in the society. Early engagement in sexual intercourse causes cervical cancer. So, we must talk to our girls with the permission of the school authorities about abstaining from sex before marriage.

She added that the awareness  programme was essentially for the total well being of a woman and the management of the different illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and other things that women need to begin to pay attention to from the time a girl becomes a real woman, (that is from the time she starts menstruating) until she dies.

Meanwhile, the Pink Pearl Foundation has provided free education and screening for over 200 women on breast and cervical cancer in Nigeria.

In its bid to enlighten and empower the less fortunate African women, the Foundation took its campaign “Two Breasts are better than One” to a Cameroonian woman as part of activities to mark this year’s National Women’s Day.

In her lecture at the event, the Executive Director of Diamond Helix Hospital; Dr. Ufuoma Okotete,  called on the women to visit heath centres for screening and early detection of deadly diseases.

Article Credit: Punch Newspaper

Updated 6 Years ago

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