5,000 Nigerien women to benefit from cancer screening and prevention services – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

At least 5,000 women are expected to benefit from human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and cervical cancer prevention services in Niger state as part of government efforts to reduce the prevalence of the disease .

State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello told Minna on Monday while reporting the exercise at Jummai Babangida Maternal and Newborn Hospital.

He said, “The multi-phased exercise will benefit 5,000 women in nine local government areas of the state as a pilot program. “

He explained that the government is aware of the worrying cancer situation in the state, adding that it is determined to remedy the situation by adhering to the World Organization’s 90-70-90 cancer elimination strategy. health (WHO) in the state.

The governor assured that providing good health facilities and services in the state would continue to be the priority of his administration.

“I am happy to inform you that we have already put in place a mechanism to remedy the situation as well as to achieve the goal set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Our determination is to put in place a program for a cervical cancer-free generation in the State, with the right education, knowledge and the right environment to combat this global threat, ”he said .

He assured that his government would continue to work on improving some of the negative health indices in the state, explaining that the delivery of health care had seen significant changes in his administration.

Also speaking, the governor’s wife, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, revealed that cervical cancer is the 4th leading cause of death in women, affecting an estimated 1.4 million women worldwide.

The governor’s wife, who is also the founder of the RAiSE Foundation, said the strategies employed to eliminate cervical cancer include vaccination, screening and treatment of precancerous lesions, and treatment through care. palliative.

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