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4,000 Screened For Cervical Cancer in Lagos

4,000 Screened For Cervical Cancer in Lagos

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…As Sebeccly Cancer Care opens free cancer clinic for women Are you a Nigerian woman? When was the last time you screened for breast or cervical cancer? Do you know that 10,000 new cases of cervical cancer are recorded in Nigeria annually? Do you also know that 70 percent of these cases present with advanced diseases and sadly, the minority that present with early-stage disease which is curable, accessibility availability and affordability of radiotherapy remains a huge challenge? These and more informed the on-going free cancer screening and treatment programme of Sebeccly Cancer Care for indigent women tagged: #TimeToScreen, TTS. Berthed in October 2016, with over 4,000 women screened and 10 cancer cases prevented with free Colposcopy and Cryotherapy procedure, the programme was introd
4,079 Persons Infected with HIV in 9 Months in Bauchi

4,079 Persons Infected with HIV in 9 Months in Bauchi

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No fewer than 4,079 persons were infected with HIV from January to September, the state’s Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, has said.  The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Mansur Dada, who made this known yesterday at a briefing, as part of events to mark the 2017 World AIDS Day with theme Right to Health: Make it Happen, said of the overall number of HIV victims in the state, 247,990 were counselled and tested in 2017. According to him, the state has a total of 196 HIV counselling and testing sites, 23 anti-retroviral treatment sites and 113 Prevention of Mother-to-Children Transmission sites, PMTCT, in tertiary, secondary and primary health facilities. Speaking on the achievements of the agency, Dr. Dada said BACATMA has expand