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LAPO holds cancer sensitization campaign to boost health sector

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LAPO holds cancer sensitization campaign to boost health sector

 

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has enjoined Nigerians to embrace the culture of regular medical cancer screening as a preventive measure against the infection.

Speaking at the 2020 World Cancer Day Campaign organised by LAPO in Benin City, the Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed concern that cancer is now a major cause of mortality in Nigeria with over 100,000 persons diagnosed yearly and about 80% die even though over 80% of the disease is preventable with early detection.

Idowu-Osehobo said the organization initiated the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO -C4) project in 2016 towards preventing and mitigating cancer-related deaths in Nigeria through mass awareness creation, screening services for the detection of pre-malignant conditions and building referral linkages for the uptake of medical services. The project is being implemented in collaboration with 13 Community-Based Organizations across Lagos, Edo, Imo, Abuja and Rivers State.     READ MORE

 

 

 


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