January has been designated cervical cancer health awareness month and provides a chance to raise awareness on the ills of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer can be prevented through regular screening and appropriate follow up tests if necessary.
On Friday, 13th of January 2017, we were at Petra Ministry, New Adeoyo road, Ring-road Ibadan for an outreach program on Cancer and its Prevention. Dr. Lawrence delivered an elaborate lecture on Cervical, Colorectal, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer.
On Tuesday, 8th of November 2016, ABC Foundation played host to Dr. Oyedele of Saltworth Health Care U.K. who conducted free first aid training for over 50 individuals comprising of ABC Nursing Assistants, Support staff and other members of the general public.
Members of the Foundation were in attendance and fully participated in the CEAFON 2nd Cancer Summit, held on the 5th and 6th of October 2016 at the Yar’ Adua Centre in Abuja. The summit was aimed at addressing the major challenges of diagnosis and treatment for breast and cervical cancer in Nigeria, which account for about 50% of all female cancers in Nigeria.
Keeping up with the theme of the 3rd year anniversary ‘ Cancer awareness and control’, on Friday 30th of September 2016 the city of Ibadan played host to many of the finest medical minds in Nigeria courtesy of the ABC Foundation’s medical symposium and workshop.
To mark the Foundation’s 3rd year anniversary, on Wednesday, 28th September 2016, the Foundation, sponsored by Rotary Club Onireke Axis carried out a VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid) screening for 200 women at Oniyanrin Primary Health Care Centre.
On Monday, 26th of September 2016. The ABC medical Foundation held a press conference to inform the members of the public on the series of activities organised by the Foundation to commemorate its 3rd year anniversary.
ABC Foundation pays courtesy visits to LEAH Foundation, University of Ilorin and University Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.
As said by the American Cancer Society, “Silence will not finish the fight against cancer”. ABC medical Foundation decided not to stay in the confines of Oyo State; the Foundation went a step further by visiting major Stakeholders in Ilorin, Kwara State.
On Thursday, 28th of April 2016, Oyo State hosted project ‘Future Assured’, a free health initiative of Her Excellency, Mrs. Muhammadu Buhari (Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria). The project provided screening and necessary treatment for women from all 33 Local Government Areas of the State with a focus on breast and cervical cancer screening, hypertension and diabetes.