Nigerian group takes breast, cervical cancer awareness to Cameroon
A Lagos-based non governmental group, Pink Pearl Foundation which has shown its dedication and determination towards eradicating breast and cervical cancer by creating awareness in several states in Nigeria has extended the borders of its campaign
The group has taken this movement a notch higher and crossed borders, taking breast and cervical cancer awareness and screening to neighbouring country, Cameroon.
To mark their National Women’s Day in Cameroon and in the spirit of enlightening and empowering the less fortunate African women, Dr. Lydia Fondufe of the North-West province of Kumbo, invited Pink Pearl Foundation to partner and provide free lecture and screening on breast and cervical cancer to women of the city.
The event which took place recently was a three-day event that held at the Ministry of Health, Sub-divisional Hospital, Kumbo, Cameroon.
The Pink Pearl Foundation team, headed by its founder, Mrs Orode Ryan-Okpu and senior partner, Mr. Onye Ubanatu, were joined by medical partners from Diamond Helix Hospital; Dr. Ufuoma Okotete and Dr. Vivian Mbaba.
The event kicked off with lectures from Dr. Ufuoma on the essence of early detection for symptoms. Mrs. Orode lent her voice in saying “those already with the disease shouldn’t be stigmatised, but rather, they should be cared for and loved since all they need is hope.”
The women were taken through a session Breast Self-Examination (BSE) with emphasis on the need for regular mammography tests and checkups and they had a chance to ask questions from the doctors.