An international Non-Governmental Organization, the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora Foundation, OCI, is set to collaborate with the Nigeria Cancer Society, NCA on ways of mitigating the impact of cancer in Nigeria.
This is as the foundation is ready to deploy its Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health campaign, which primary aim is to introduce anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer teachings into the curriculum of all senior secondary schools in the country.
Vanguard reports that the Arm Our Youths Health campaign commenced in 2019, and aims to cover the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, by 2025.
This decision was reached at the end of a virtual meeting and award ceremony, organized by the Nigerian Medical Students Association, NIMSA, and sponsored by Professor Chris Ifediora, President of the OCI Foundation.
Dr. Adamu Al-hassan, President of NCS who attended the event noted that the First Ladies Against Cancer, FLAC, is another veritable partner in addressing cancer related issues in Nigeria, promising to bring it on board for the success of the health campaign.
According to the NCS boss, the society remained open to discuss details of the programme and other similar programmes that will follow which will ultimately translate to benefits for Nigeria’s teeming population.