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Foundation partners UI Research Centre to fight cancer


Participants at the free cancer screening exercise

HEN Foundation, a non-governmental organisation in partnership with the University of Ibadan Cancer Research Centre and Femi Gbajabiamila Foundation recently staged a three-day awareness and free cancer screening programme at the Akerele Healthcare Centre, Surulere, Lagos.

The foundation, which aims at empowering the needy with basic healthcare and other amenities, conducted the cancer screening exercise for over 600 women around Lagos and in other parts of Nigeria.

The Senior Adviser on Healthcare Matters, Hen Foundation, Dr. Esther Somefun, after a brief health talk, led other members of the team in conducting medical examination, treatment, breast and cervical cancer screening.


A total number of 264 women were screened on the first day with four advance cases referred to one of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the Cancer Research Centre, UI, for follow-up and treatment.

A total of 393 women were also screened the following day for both cervical and breast cancer with five advance cases referred to LUTH, LASUTH and the Cancer Research Centre, Ibadan, for follow-up and treatment.

To improve accessibility and the provision of basic health facility, the President of the foundation, Jamil Eniola donated medical equipment to Akerele Healthcare Centre and the UI Cancer Research Centre.

In the same vein, the Leader of the Majority, House of Representatives, who is also the founder of the Femi Gbajabiamila Foundation, Femi Gbajabiamila donated medical equipment to Akerele Healthcare Centre and the UI Cancer Research Centre “to encourage the fight against cancer”.

Legal Adviser to Hen Foundation, Femi Falana, also donated medical equipment to the aforementioned centres to help curb cancer.

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