Tackling Cancer In Nigeria: Dove-Haven Foundation Targets Rural Dwellers

Far too long, those who live in the nation’s urban centres have appropriated to themselves all the good things provided by both government and non-state actors to improve the lives of the people.

Hardly could it be otherwise, because those who formulate and implement the policies of the government themselves live in the urban centres. It is quite natural therefore for them to think of themselves, their families, dependants and associates first in carrying out their functions.

Many of the projects of the government are therefore sited in the state capitals and the other cities while the rural areas, where majority of the populace dwell are left in the lurch.

At best, they get to hear of government programmes and projects through their radio and television set, for those who enjoy electricity.

For many health programmes such is often the case, so much so that much of the national budget aimed at caring for the health of the people is spent on the tiny minority who live in the urban centres while rural dwellers die daily of ailments that are curable and which should not ordinarily lead to death.

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Foundation Conducts Free Cancer Screening, Gives Drugs To Indigent People In Kogi Communities

Foundation Conducts Free Cancer screening, Gives Drugs To Indigent People In Kogi Communities

No fewer than 300 were screened for cancer by a nongovernmental organization (NGO) as part of its activities to commemorate the 2021 World Cancer Day (WCD), with the theme: ”A World Without Cancer Threat”.

The DHF Executive Director, Dr Ekundayo Samuel, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Saturday, after a week-long activities to mark this year’s world cancer day at Isanlu, Yagba East, Local Government Areas of Kogi State.

Samuel said that hundreds of women were screened for cervical cancer while over 80 men got screened for prostate cancer, while some received free drugs on Thursday and Friday.

Samuel added that the people were also screened for other ailments such as diabetes, blood pressure, among others.

”The screening is going to be a continuous process; we have officially launched the NGO on Wednesday, and therefore, people are free to come for screening at the centre henceforth.

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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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DHF Launching Date

Dear All,

DHF launching is less than a month (1-6 Feb, 2021)

Please kindly take note:

Deadline for T-shirts booking (#3,000) is Sunday 10th January, 2021

Any Volunteer that is motivated to travel with DHF Team to Isanlu, Kogi State should indicate interest latest Sunday 10th January, 2021.

Kindly send message of interest to Wunmi 07034491590 or Dorcas 08133006073.

Awareness can start now using flyers that will be coming out this week.

PLEASE, DHF really need your support now

You can send your donation to
Dove-Haven Foundation

Making others to win, makes you a winner.

Thank you.

Dr Ekundayo Samuel
Executive Director

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Dove-haven wishes you a merry Christmas

DHF cares and celebrates with our members during this festive season especially those suffering from cancer, and cancer survivors including their care givers.

DHF will not stop fighting, until she sees a world without cancer threat.

-making others to win, makes you a winner.

Let’s fight together as we officially launch Dove-Haven Foundation come 1st – 6th February, 2021.

Also, kindly remember to celebrate with DHF during this season by donating.

Thank you.

Best regards.

Dr Ekundayo Samuel
Executive Director

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T-Shirt for Launching.

Dear Family,

Due to the economic situation across the globe, we have decided to maintain the cost (#3000) of the T-shirt for the launching.

For those who have a copy of the T-shirt produced early in the year 2020 can still make use of it.

Please kindly give a narrative when paying (e.g. DHF Shirt, XL, blue ).

Payments can be made into

Account Name: Dove-Haven Foundation
Account number: 1022334474
Bank: UBA Plc.

Thank you.

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Nigeria Oncology Awards

Dear Amazing people,

2020 has been an unforgettable year with memories that we might not be able to do away with completely, notwithstanding there are category of people that need to be recognised, even against all odds. 

It is on this premises that you are invited to nominate outstanding people in the Nigeria Oncology Awards.

Nigeria Oncology Awards is an amazing opportunity to celebrate doctors, nurses, patients, NGO leaders and other oncology professionals who lead and inspire change in Nigeria’s cancer care.

Nominate them now and we will celebrate them via this link:

You can nominate in all categories.

Let’s celebrate amazing giants in cancer control.

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Dove-Haven Foundation is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation with the aim of promoting the health and wellbeing of the population by reducing cancer threats through cancer prevention, management, research, and advocacy activities. The organisation has its base at Isanlu, Kogi State but works in Nigeria generally.

This is to solicit your kind donation towards our goal which is cancer reduction in Nigeria. This can be in funds or materials such as screening equipment and medical supplies. Your donation will be used towards the activities below.

✅Free cervical and prostate cancer screening for 200 at risk people.
✅The official launching of the organisation scheduled for February 2021
✅Raising awareness and providing information to the general public on cancer prevention
✅We are currently supporting 2 cancer patients and we look forward to increasing our direct beneficiary to 10 in 2021.

You can use this account details if more convenient for you.

Account Name: Dove-Haven Foundation
Bank: United Bank for Africa Plc
Account number:
1022334474 – Naira
3002898132 – Euro
3002898149 – USD
3002898156 – GBP

Sort code: 033293266
Swift code: UNAFNGLA022

To donate online in international currencies, kindly click any of the link below

Thank you.

Please kindly forward this message to your contacts to help this campaign reach its goal!

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DHF General Meeting

Dear Sirs/Mas,

This is to inform you of a DHF General Meeting involving all Dove-Haven Foundation members. This is crucial for all members to actively participate in the organisations activities and growth including the forthcoming official launch of Dove-Haven Foundation.

The meeting will host the Board of Trustees, Patrons, Technical Advisers & Experts, Management team and all Volunteers.

It is scheduled to hold thus:

Date: Saturday, 28th November, 2020
Time: 7:00pm Nigerian time
Venue: Zoom

Topic: DHF General Meeting
Time: 7pm Nigeria time
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 911 902 0628
Passcode: 7tmaxJ
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We felt this is necessary as we need to have inputs from as many people as possible.

Thank you for your usual support Sirs/Mas.

Dr Ekundayo Samuel,
Executive Director

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