World Cancer Day: Dove-Haven Foundation Trains Health Personnel on Cervical Cancer Screening

A nongovernmental organisation, Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF), has trained volunteer health personnel on screening of cervical cancer to enable the organisation reach out to more people in terms of cancer screening and testing.

The DHF Executive Director, Dr Ekundayo Samuel, made this known on Thursday in Isanlu, Kogi State, at the official launching of DHF as part of activities to commemorate the 2021 World Cancer Day (WCD), with the theme: ”A World Without Cancer Threat”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the world cancer day is celebrated every February 4, to raise awareness on early screening, testing and prevention strategy on cancer.

According to Samuel, DHF is an NGO, non political and non profitable organisation, aimed at promoting the health and well-being of the populace by reducing cancer threat.

”We create awareness on early screening, testing and prevention strategy. We also support patients that are already suffering from cancer, and at the moment we are also trying to reinstate a few survival.

”We are happy that today we are officially launching the NGO, which will enable us to start our full operation to see how we can actually help the people”, he said.

The executive director noted that the Six-Day activities to mark 2021 cancer day, had commenced on Monday with awareness campaign, symposium, lectures and training of health personnel on cervical cancer screening.

”DHF trained health personnel on Tuesday and Wednesday on cancer screening because if we have enough people well trained, it will enable us to screen more people. Today and Friday is for cancer screening and counselling.



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