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LAPO Combats Cancer, Sensitizes 88,627 Community Members

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LAPO Combats Cancer, Sensitizes  88,627 Community Members


BeninLift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) sensitized 88,627 community members against cancer between January and July 2020 as well as screened 158 beneficiaries under the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) project in Nigeria.

Dr Ayobami Honestus Obadiora, Acting Executive Director of LAPO disclosed this in Benin, noting that a total of 294 persons were referred for treatment in government-approved health facilities while 33 others with health conditions were closely monitored to ensure adherence to medical advice.

Dr Obadiora who asserted that the project is aimed at preventing and mitigating cancer-related deaths in Nigeria expressed concern that almost 102,000 new cases of cancer occur annually in Nigeria with over 60% in women due to breast and cervical cancer. READ MORE




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