A coalition of partners from government, industry and civil society groups have called for massive awareness on cervical cancers even as they target to reach 10 million Nigerians.
The coalition has signed up to scale and sustain the impact of the public sensitisation on cervical cancer.
This is coming as part of the global effort to commemorate the 2022 World Cervical Day.
The multisectoral collaboration is in response to the call by the World Health Organisation, WHO, for an intensified global effort to “Eliminate Cervical Cancer.”
Meanwhile, the George Kerry Life Foundation in collaboration with Beacon Premium Solutions Limited, communications Partner has flagged off the 2022 public sensitisation and medical outreach.
The event which was held through a virtual press briefing to mobilise public awareness with the theme: “War Cry: Last Mile Campaign on Cervical Cancer”, is designed as multisectoral advocacy and medical outreach which targets 10 million people with key messaging on basic healthcare tips for early detection, prevention and treatment of the disease within the demographic segment of vulnerable women.
The Executive Director of George Kerry Life Foundation and convener of the medical outreach, Dr Matilder Kerry Osezuwa described the disease as the second most prevalent cancer amongst women with higher prospects of prevention and treatment.