NGO to screen 200,000 women for cancer

A non-profit body, Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), is to screen 200,000 women under its flagship community campaign for cancer control project known as the C4-Project with a view to raising awareness on early detection and prevention of the scourge.

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The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, who spoke at a performance review of the organisation’s Media Relations Committee (MRC) in Benin City, Edo State, said the vulnerable were to benefit from the programme.

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She noted that LAPO was kicking off the project in Edo, Lagos, Enugu and Imo states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in partnership with community-based organisations (CBOs).

She pointed out that breast cancer was fast ravaging the women folk nationwide due largely to lifestyle and nutrition.

“ Our focus is the grassroots, poorest of the poor, informal sector, low-income people and we intend to point them to where they can do screening. We will refer them to other organisations where necessary,” she added.

Idowu-Osehobo stressed that the move was mainly geared at mobilising the grassroots for quality and affordable healthcare services.

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