And as cancer continues to pose severe health risk to both young and old, the Kwara State Government in partnership with LEAH foundation is to commence a free cervical and breast cancer screening for residents in Kwara, starting with female civil servants.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Mrs Ayinke Saka at the press conference to herald the screening said the free health check and cancer screening will cover four thousand female civil servants from the sixteen local government areas of the state.
While noting that the screening will be extended to other women and men in subsequent phases, the commissioner ,Earlier in his address, the Head of Leah Health Imitative, Dr Ayo Adesokan disclosed that breast cancer is the most common malignancy in Nigeria, killing over twenty-five thousand women annually. He noted that beneficiaries would be screened for breast and cervical cancer as well as Hepatitis B, adding that the screening exercise will run for six weeks from Monday, the twenty-fifth of September.
id this will ensure early detection of the menace and prompt medical attention to save lives.