[The Activism Blog] Medicaid trains health workers on early detection of cancer

A health-focused charity, founded by the wife of the Governor of Kebbi, Zainab Shinkafi – Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF), has announced its plans to train health workers from three North West states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara on cancer screening.

Briefing journalists on Friday, September 29, 2017, on the activities of the foundation, she said, “although globally there are breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, Nigerians do not easily access them due to resource constraints and lack of awareness”.

Mrs Bagudu, however, added that in seven years since MCF’s founding, the organisation had “funded over 600 patients battling cancer”.

Other activities lined up by the foundation to commemorate the world cancer awareness month, include a stakeholder’s forum on cancer control, and a 10-kilometre walk in Abuja.

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