500Level Medical Laboratory Science Students on Rotation @ the Access to Basic Medical Care Foundation Laboratory.
The Former Chief Operating Officer(COO) Mrs Dolapo Oyedipe has been Appointed as the New CEO of the
In commemoration of World Cancer Day February 4th, ABC Foundation representative Dr Olusola Oriniowo went on air to speak on Cancer. He talked extensively on the types, risk factors, symptoms, preventive measures and treatment on The Beat 97.9fm and Fresh 105.9fm. People called in to make enquiries, asked questions and they were guided appropriately.
As a foundation, one of our goals is to reach out to the younger generations, catch them young and educate them on Cancer. In commemoration of World Cancer Day, one of the activities of the foundation includes visiting selected secondary schools to educate them on Cancer.
On 5th February, 2018, the First Lady of Oyo State and Founder of Access to Basic medical Foundation, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi inaugurated the Just US Girls (JUGs) club at Bodija International School.
JUST US GIRLS (JUGs) is a female club that will harness the youth and femininity of adolescent girls to trigger positive social change while also mentoring them to become responsible and impactful members of the society. The club will ensure that every girl learns and routinely does a monthly breast examination, provide a platform for young girls to access correct and appropriate information about cancers and other adolescent health issues through peer education. A sense of community and social responsibility will be inculcated in them through appropriate membership.
The Founder during her address stated how important it is for the students to join the club in order to be enlightened about the scourge. She mentioned that it is the first of its kind in Nigeria and how delighted she is because of its starting in Oyo state. She promised to be at the club meeting once a month to show her full support for the great initiative. She announced the founding members and urged others to join the club.
Also, one of our doctors, Dr Oluwatobi Lawrence educated the students on the different types of cancer, risk factors, preventive measures, symptoms and treatments. She laid emphasis on Breast and Cervical cancer explaining how statistics states that it kills a lot of women. She demonstrated how to perform a Self-breast examination for the students and asked one of them to do same things when she was done. It was an interactive session which excited the students and made them answer the questions asked correctly.
Access to Basic medical Care Foundation celebrated her 5th Anniversary/Fund Raising Dinner in Grand style on 11th October, 2018 in commemoration with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month was held at Best Western Hotel, Ibadan, Oyo State. Different dignitaries graced the pink carpet and wrote words of hope on the board.
The event attracted a large crowd as The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, The Wife of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, The wife of the Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs Adeyemo, President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chief (Mrs) Onikepo Akande, Chief (Mrs) Tola Oyediran and other dignitaries were in attendance.
The Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Dolapo Oyedipe, during her speech at the event, emphasized the need to donate towards a good cause in order to reduce the plague called Cancer and how it saddens her heart hearing the sad news of people dying from it.
The Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Access to Basic medical Care Foundation, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi during her speech thanked the team for making a conscious effort to make the fundraising dinner a success. She added the need to fight against the plague called Cancer and the need to donate in order to treat those suffering from it and also the importance of women taking care of their health and doing a medical checkup.
The Executive Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi gave his speech and implored women to look after their health and donate towards the good cause which he started. The Chairperson of the event, Chief (Mrs) Onikepo Akande gave her speech and donated towards the cause.
Other side attractions include ballet dancers and saxophonist. We recited the national anthem and Oyo state anthem and the program was closed.
The founder/CEO of Access to Basic medical Care Foundation, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, COO ABC Foundation, Mrs Dolapo Oyedipe, Dr Olushola Oriniowo and Miss Adetola Abolarinwa are at the World Cancer Congress 2018 which is ongoing at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dr Olushola Oriniowo gave a presentation on ‘Oyo State Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Training Programme for Nurses’, Case Study: Access to Basic medical Care Foundation with emphasis on the collaborative effort at the ongoing World Cancer Congress 2018.