On Saturday the 9th of February 2019, the new NSIA – LUTH Cancer Treatment Centre was officially commissioned at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) entered into a partnership arrangement with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to co-sponsor the development of a world class Oncology centre. Construction of the centre began in March 2018 and a fully functional facility was completed within 9 months.
Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe have joined the growing list of African countries to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine into their routine immunisation programme.
Other African countries to do this include Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles and South Africa.
The vast majority of Cervical Cancer deaths are now preventable through safe and effective HPV vaccines
Cervical Cancer is on track to overtake childbirth as the developing world’s biggest
Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it is the 2nd most common cancer among women in Nigeria.⠀
We have kicked off Cervical Health Month at CancerAware. Join us this January as we cover the subject of Cervical Cancer extensively.⠀
Ladies, don't put it off this month, get your Cervical Screening test done. If you have any questions, kindly send us a direct message .⠀
Don't Keep This To Yourself⠀
Share with your friends.⠀ #cervicalcancerawareness #cervica
Every year, February 4th is the day designated to mark World Cancer Day. It is a global event with the aim to save millions of preventable cancer deaths by raising awareness and educating about the disease. To commemorate this year's World Cancer Day, we had two events over the course of the week. The first of this was a free breast cancer screening exercise for women. The one-day event took place on Wednesday the 1st of February at the Department of Radiotherapy of the Lagos
It is exactly a year since we completed our quality improvement project of the Cancer Treatment Centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
The extensive renovation project was completed in under 3 weeks and included the donation of furniture, medical equipment and a general overhaul of the facility.
Our sincere appreciation to everyone who made it possible especially the staff and members of the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, LUTH who gave us all t
It was not long after CancerAware Nigeria started as an NGO that we quickly came to accept the realities of being a non-profit in the country and the huge importance of our work. Soon, it became obvious that to fight the growing cancer rate in Nigeria, one would need to go beyond the cancer walks and gala nights to the tangible and intangible nature of cancer, mainly the availability and access to treatment facilities. As such, we embarked on a needs assessment in Lagos state