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298,663 Persons Receive Cancer Awareness

LAPO screened 298,663community members for cancer ailments in February, 2018 under the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) in Nigeria. In addition, 35,716 persons benefitted from information, enlightenment and education materials during the period.

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LAPO, MWAN Screen Over 105 People On Cancer

LAPO screened 105 community members for cancer-related diseases at the Central Hospital, Benin City as a part of the activities to mark this year’s World Cancer Day. 15 were referred for further medical examination.

The programme, aimed at creating awareness on cancer disease, was organized in conjunction with the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) and others.

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LAPO Honours Three Outstanding Women, Seeks Gender Balance

LAPO has honoured three women who have distinguished themselves in their public, business and professional careers with oustanding impact on people and communities.

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Int’l Women’s Day: FIDA, LAPO Advocate Gender Equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) have called on Nigerians to press for gender equality towards bridging the gender gap.

They made the call at a seminar organised by LAPO to commemorate the International Women’s Day in Abuja under the theme; “Fundamentals for Progress for Nigerian Women.”

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WFI, LAPO-C4 Partner Harps On Regular Cancer Screening

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), a LAPO-C4 partner NGO in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has urged Nigerians to embrace regular cancer screening towards early detection and treatment of the disease.

Speaking during cancer awareness campaign in Kuje, Abuja, the WFI Director of Programmes, Mrs Frances Teshoma said early detection and treatment would curtail the rising number of deaths and achieve zero level of cancer cases in the country.

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LAPO Empowers 49,481 Community Members With Health Services

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the reproductive, maternal and child health of 49,481community members across the country with health services in February 2018 with over 43,889 persons screened for various ailments including HIV, malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar and hepatitis.

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LAPO Improves Social Skills of 51,153 Women

LAPO improved the social skills of 51,153 community members who are mostly women in target states in February 2018. This has enabled them challenge archaic socio-cultural and traditional practices inhibiting their progress and enjoyment of good life.

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LAPO Sensitizes 288 Women On Rights Protection

In February 2018, LAPO sensitized 288 women on rights protection as well as defended those who were unable to afford legal fees.

Legal Aid Manager, Barrister Vera Asenoguan who disclosed this criticized the humiliating and barbaric treatment women are usually subjected to especially at the demise of their husbands.

She stressed that it was offensive and unconstitutional to subject women to any form of abuse under the guise of religious or customary practices.

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LAPO Empowered 1,475,951 Community Members with Health, Social Services In 2017

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 1,475,951women and other vulnerable community members across the country with health and social services in 2017.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo who stated this at the organization’s annual review meeting explained that 397,624 persons received direct services while the rest were reached through information, enlightenment and communication materials.

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LAPO Supports 108,367 Rural Farmers With N5.7 billion in 2017

The LAPO Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative (LARDI) supported 108,367 rural farmers with the sum of N5.7 billion in 2017. The organization equally provided them with high yield inputs and extension services, which significantly boosted their operations during the year.

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