The Healthcare Nigeria conference took place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 4th and 5th of July, 2018 at the Lagos Oriental, Victoria Island. We were charity partner for the event. It is the biggest healthcare conference in Nigeria bringing together stakeholder groups to proffer practical solutions to the challenges of healthcare in the country. The Healthcare Nigeria conference is an initiative of Hygeia HMO. The theme for this year's edition was - "Sustainable Healthcare: The Roa
The video below outlines the simple steps for a breast self-examination. Ladies, you should have a breast self- examination at least once a month and a clinical breast examination at least once a year. Remember, breast cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection saves lives. Video credits: Modasta Health #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancernigeria #CancerNGOLagos #CancerNGOinNigeria #breastcancerngoinlagos #breastcancerngoinnigeria #breastcancerscreeninglago
The inaugural SheCan Nigeria conference took place in Lagos on the 13th and 14th of April 2018. CancerAware was the official charity partner for the event.
With the theme #SheCanDoMore, the event was a capacity building conference for women from all walks of life.There were mentoring opportunities and networking with leaders from different sectors and industries. Speakers included;
Tonye Cole. M.D Sahara Group (Keynote Speaker)
Mary Njoku. C.E.O ROK TV
Oremeyi Akah. C.O
Friday, 13th April 2018 marked a major milestone for cancer control in Nigeria. It was the formal launch of the National Cancer Control Plan (2018 - 2022) by the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja. It was the culmination of months of tireless work by stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and expertise in cancer control and prevention. The Priority areas of action of the National Cancer Control Plan include; Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment Hospice and Palliative Care Advoc
We were recently at the 5th WECAN Africa Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy Summit in Lusaka, Zambia. The 2 day programme took place on the 23rd and 24th of March, 2018 at the Radisson Blu, Lusaka. It was a unique platform to learn and collaborate with cancer advocacy professionals from various parts of the African continent and the United States. Well done to the WECAN Africa team for putting together an impactful summit and the Zambian Cancer Society for being great hosts.
In 2009, Abisola stopped by her hospital and had a routine Pap test done. That decision saved her life.⠀
Her test came back abnormal.⠀ Further testing showed that she had cervical cancer.⠀
Today, she is cancer free and strongly advocates that women should get their cervical screening tests done. Ladies, get your cervical screening test done. Click here to see our list of cervical screening centres in Nigeria. #SheBeatCancer Series #cervicalcancerfoundationnigeria #cervicalc
The Africa Healthcare Week is Africa's largest healthcare event in Europe. Now in its 5th year, this year's edition took place on the 6th and 7th of March at the Olympia London. It featured high level speakers from across the African continent. It was a unique platform to learn and collaborate, with health care professionals from over 50 countries. Here are some of our photos from the 2 day event. . . .#AfricaHealthcareWeek #CancerAware #LearningandDevelopment #GlobalNetworks
We are super excited to have been chosen as one of the 3 charities in Nigeria to benefit from the Flutterwave #ShareTheLove campaign. Flutterwave Inc is a global digital payment technology company with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Johannesburg.
#ShareTheLove is a campaign that highlights some of Flutterwave's core values which include community and shared prosperity.
From now until Wednesday, the 21st of February 2018, they will b
Cervical cancer is preventable yet it is the 2nd most common cancer in Nigeria.⠀HPV or human papillomma virus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women.⠀ HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. ⠀
Both men and women can have HPV. ⠀
It has no signs or symptoms.⠀ ⠀
Ladies, get screened today. Don't put it off any longer.⠀ We have put together a list of screening centres in Nigeria, click here #Cancercharitynigeria #Cancercharitylagos #Cancercharityinnigeria #Cancercharit
January 2018 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. As part of our efforts at African Health Magazine to increase awareness, we published an article on the 5 things you need to know about cervical cancer here. Also, we are aware of the efforts of some non-governmental public health organisations, so we decided to speak to Tolulope Falowo. She is the founder and Executive Director of CancerAware Nigeria, responsible for the vision, strategy and oversight of the activities of the
Prevent cervical cancer with the right screening test at the right time.
Cervical screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer. Read full article at http://bit.ly/2kzrlvB We have put together a list of screening centres in Lagos and other cities. For more information on where you can get screened, click here Don't Keep This To Yourself.
You May Be Saving A Life. #WhatIsHPV #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth #Cervic
Yes, that's correct. Cervical cancer is 100% preventable, yet it is the second most common cancer among women in Nigeria. The good news is that cervical cancer is preventable and treatable if detected early. Today, we are kicking off Cervical Health Month. Join us this January as we cover the subject of cervical cancer extensively. We will look at the causes, risk factors, symptoms, screening and treatment options. Don't Keep This To Yourself.
You May Be Sa
We hope you had a restful and refreshing break as we did over here. ⠀
Melody Beattie said, "The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ⠀⠀
So what better way to kick start the year than by discussing health goals?⠀
Many of us at the beginning of the year make plans - financial, spiritual, family, career, educational e.t.c. How many of us actually make plans for our health?
We sampled s
A Memorable 2017. Our 2017 Memories in Pictures Here is a recap of some of CancerAware’s activities this year. . January Launch of our #WhatIsHPV cervical cancer campaign . February World Cancer Day 2017 free community health screening Walk for Cancer Prevention in partnership with Oceanic Health . March International Women’s Day outreach . May Women’s Health Week outreach in partnership with Hubmart. Launch of the Well Woman screening service in collaboration with partner di
CancerAware's Executive Director presenting the donation to the Deputy CMAC of LUTH On Wednesday, the 13th of December 2017, we donated chemotherapy medication worth N1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira) to The Breast Clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH). The beneficiaries of the chemotherapy medication are indigent women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and cannot afford their treatment costs. Some of the donated chemotherapy medication Representing
We are celebrating this year's International Volunteers Day by appreciating the selfless individuals who over the years have made up our team of volunteers at CancerAware.
Our volunteers prove that the only right way to live, is to constantly sacrifice and give. They never want anything in return, but are always ready to do great things.
Today, we appreciate them for their devotion, selflessness and commitment to our cause. Thank you for making the world a better place. M
Ojota and Ogudu communities, here we come!⠀
Our next free breast screening comes up next Wednesday!⠀
Get your breast screening done before the year runs out.⠀
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017.⠀
Time: 9.00am to 4pm⠀
Venue: Ogudu Health Centre, 175 Ogudu -Ojota Road, Ogudu, Lagos .⠀
Participants will receive ⠀
Free clinical breast exams⠀
Free wellness checks⠀
Free mammograms (for women aged 40+)⠀
Tutorials on breast self examinations.⠀
All at no cost.⠀
This past month, we were proud to work with brands who are committed to women's health in Africa. Here are some of the brands who supported our #31DaysOfPink Breast Cancer campaign. Radisson Blu Lagos Tara GAME Remita Beauty Bank Melia by Jade Kene Rapu Kiniyidun PillowTalk9ja Join us in applauding their efforts to amplify our mission! #Partnerships #BrandsWithHeart #CSR #FightingCancerTogether #WeAreCancerAware #AreYou #Cancercharitynigeria #Cancercharitylagos #Cancercharity
They are inspirational, beautiful, strong and brave.
They are the women who against all odds defeated Breast Cancer.
They are warriors.
They share their stories, not for any financial gain or reward.
They are selfless, big-hearted and do not seek to profit from their experience. They share their stories for one reason;
To save the lives of other women from breast cancer.
And to show that cancer is not a death sentence.
They are true Advocates. They are #Survivors
An integral part of our Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme is the community medical outreach. Through this, we are able to take free breast cancer screening to women. On Wednesday, 11th of October 2017 at the Ikeja City Mall, we had a free breast screening outreach for women of Ikeja community. The screening exercise was preceded by a market sensitisation drive on Tuesday,10th of October 2017. 205 women were screened and over 1500 persons were educated about breast cance