Project PINK BLUE with support from Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation has rolled out a life-saving initiative for 2000 Nigerian men known as “Men on Blue”. The initiative is focused on prostate cancer awareness, free prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, support, health education and navigation. Men on Blue is one of Nigeria’s first prostate cancer initiatives that is travelling to different cities across Nigeria. It started in Enugu in June 2018, has taken place in Abuja and in September 2018 it will happen in Lagos.
The Men on Blue project has distributed over 1000 awareness materials in different local languages including, Igbo, Hausa and pidgin English; over 300 men have also received prostate specific antigen (PSA) test free of charge.
Also at diagnostic centres, a PSA test cost N6,000 – N10,000, however, through the funding from ACT Foundation, all the 2000 men are getting this screenings for free.
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