NGO Commences Anti-Cancer Health Campaign

Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora Foundation (OCI) has officially commenced the “Arm our youths anticancer health campaign.”

In a passionate speech delivered at the official flag-off ceremony in Abuja recently, Associate Prof Chris Ifediora, founder and president of the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora Foundation (OCI), declared that the occasion is geared towards rewriting the history that will save and improve lives as well as create a generation of Nigerians that will be better off than their parents and grand parents on health, education, morals and leadership.
He disclosed that the preparation started some months ago with a seminar for NYSC delegates from the 36 states of the federation plus FCT, and added that the campaign will most likely be the most impactful healthcare intervention by a nongovernmental organisation, not just in Nigeria, but in all the developing world.

He indicated further that the project is in broad partnerships and coalitions of like minds united by the desire to support a programme that was developed from raw research, and laced with a firm and sincere commitment to the saving of lives, aimed at stemming the scourge of breast and cervical cancers among Nigerians.

Prof. Ifediora asserted that the programme by OCI Foundation and her associates is endorsed by the prestigious Harvard Medical School, USA and other institutions in Australia, Canada and Sweden, supported by the World Health Organisation.

Other partners include, the Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS), the First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC) and the Sweet Home Africa Human Foundation (SHAHF). The programme is expected to commence with the Batch A of 2022 corps members within a few weeks from now having trained over 95% of the personnel needed from NYSC and the NCS across the 36 States and the FCT, free and open to all who want to participate.

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Also free from the Foundation are CerviBreast APP and an interactive mobile phone application that will assist in keeping track of breast and cervical cancer screenings.

In addition, in partnership with the FCTs Primary Health Care Board, the first Gynocular Centre in Nigeria which provides highly subsidised digital cervical cancer screenings to Nigerians was successfully commissioned under the chairmanship of the Hon minister of state, FCT, Her Excellency, Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliu,
In appreciation, the following dignitaries were honoured, Her Excellency, Hajia Aisha Buhari, Maj. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, DG. NYSC, Chief Femi Adesina, SA on Media to the President, Dame Pauline Fallen, Hon. Minister of Women Affairs, Dr. Garba Abari and DG. NOA.

Others are, Prof. Charles Esimone, VC. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Rev. Dr. Ifeanyi A. Epunam, Dr. Adamu A. Umar. CEO. Nigeria Cancer Society. Ebele Okaro-Onyike, nollywood personality and Dr. Ndaeyo Iwot, Act. Executive Secretary, FCT. Primary Health care Development Board as well as Dr. Thomas Harry, Regional Director, Ubuntu, NGO and HRM. Ochendu Chukwudi, Eze Igbo, Ado-Karu in his full regalia.

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Prof. Ifediora, founder, OCI foundation, standing right, Dr. Harry Thomas, country rep. Unbutu Tokens, NGO.

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