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UNILORIN To Conduct Cancer Screening For Staffs And Students

The Management of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN have announced it plans to begin cancer screening on staffs and students of the school, this would aid early detection and treatment in other for lives to be saved.


Cancer Screening For UNILORIN Female Staffs And Students

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Access to Basic medical Care (ABC medical) Foundation, has concluded arrangements, in conjunction with the management of the University of Ilorin, to screen all the female staff and students of the institution for breast and cervical cancer in a bid to promote good health among members of the University community.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Foundation, Mrs. Dolapo Oyedipe, disclosed this last Thursday (June 9, 2016) during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON).

Mrs. Oyedipe explained that the Foundation, owned by the wife of the Governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, has a mission to provide an innovative, first-class, free, sustainable and practical health care system for the people of Oyo State in particular and the country in general.

She added that the focus of the Foundation is to improve access to primary healthcare services by overcoming barriers and identifying simple solutions to resolve long-standing issues on healthcare delivery in the country.

The COO said, “ABC medical Foundation provides free quality health care services to all residents of Oyo State, Nigeria. The Foundation provides these services to make health care accessible particularly to low-income earners and rural residents who make up two-thirds of the population.”

According to Mrs. Oyedipe, the Foundation also focuses on reducing the impact of non-communicable diseases such as breast and cervical cancer in the communities by raising awareness and providing screening.

She thanked the Vice-Chancellor for graciously approving the free screening programme, noting that the University of Ilorin is living up to her slogan as the better by far University.

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