By Sola Ogundipe
The Niger State First Lady Dr Amina Abubakar Bello has called for the institutinalisation of cancer screening into the country’s National health system at the Primary Health Care level, to promote early detection and better outcomes of cancer care.
Bello, who is also the Chairperson of The First Ladies against Cancer, FLAC, and Founder/CEO Raise Foundation, decried the high cost of cancer treatment and lack of effective support for cancer survivors.
Speaking recently during a virtual chat organised by FLAC and Roche on “Partnerships & Wide-based Screening Towards The Reduction of Nigeria’s Cancer Burden,” she said early detection and treatment significantly decreases cancer mortality rates.
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Source: Vanguard Newspaper