Anambra State Government partners with NGO to provide sensitization about Cancer
The Anambra Government in collaboration with the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation has
concluded plans to providing breast and cervical cancer education in secondary schools across the 21
local government area of the state.
The cancer enlightenment programme is scheduled for September/October 2019.
The state Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha stated this when officials of the
Foundation paid her a visit in her office over raising awareness on the campaign tagged “Arm Our
Youths” in Awka on Monday.
She commended the group for initiating the programme and urged them to come up with guidelines for its seamless implementation.
Also, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike, who received the group in his office, said the
state government would provide the necessary support for the project to succeed.
Earlier, the Legal Adviser of the organisation, Mr Onyechi Ononye, who led the group, said they visited
to raise awareness and sensitisation ahead of the implementation of the “Arm Our Youth” Campaign.
Ononye, while explaining that Anambra was chosen as a pilot state for the campaign because of its
existing relationship, noted that it would be launched later across the country on or before 2025.
OCI Foundation, founded by Dr Chris Ifediora, a Nigerian Family Physician based in Australia, is a Non-
Governmental Organisation that champions health and education activities for women and the less
privileged in Nigeria.
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