State Governor of Niger announces a free cervical cancer screening & treatment service for 5,000 women of reproductive age.

January 13, 2022

The Niger state government organizes a free cervical cancer screening and treatment of 5,000 women of reproductive age. The screening is performed at the Neo-Natal wing of the Minna General Hospital. The free cervical cancer screening and treatment in Niger, Nigeria, is available for nine local government areas, including Chanchaga, Suleja, Kontagora, Lapai, Mokwa, Borgu, Paikoro, Gbako, and Bosso.

The objective is to reduce the number of new cervical cancer cases to less than four per 100,000 women. The second phase will be depending on the corporation level and swiftness in the first phase. This requires the targeted audience to welcome the offer and desire to be healthy. This program is necessary and will aid in achieving the health needs of citizens, especially for rural women.

The state of Niger partnering with WHO/CHAI/RAiSE Foundation will align with the World Health Organization (WHO) global strategy of 90: 70: 90 of Cervical Cancer elimination. This allows Nigeria to meet the international health standards and help women early detection of cancer. The program has three main goals: preventing HPV through vaccination, screening and treating precancerous lesions, and treatment & palliative care for invasive cervical cancer.

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