Oyo Govt. Rolls out Free Breast, Cervical Screening for Women

Oyo State Government is to roll out a free breast and cervical screening programme for women of reproductive age on February 6th as part of activities marking this year’s World Cancer Day.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello disclosed this during an event to commemorate 2021 World Cancer Day held at the Ministry of Health, Secretariat, Ibadan.

He explained that the screening programme in partnership with Coalition against Cancer and Hacey Health Initiative was to mitigate the socio economic impact of cancer, saying government would continue to focus on the preventive and curative aspect of cancer management 

Dr. Bashir Bello also noted that government would not relent in creating awareness about cancer across all communities in the state such that it would benefit the people and continue to maintain necessary collaborations that would ensure progress in reducing the global impact of cancer. 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr Funmi Salami said there was need to develop a culture where people would take responsibility for their health.

The free breast and cervical cancer is scheduled to hold this Saturday ,February 6th at Lagelu Grammar School from 8am.

Iyabo Adebisi

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