Mrs Soludo Seeks More Participation In Cervical Cancer Screening, Treatment Programme In Anambra…

Written by on May 10, 2023

As the first phase of ongoing free cervical cancer screening and treatment programme in Anambra State begins to wind down, the Governor’s wife, Nonye Soludo has urged more women to come out and take advantage of the exercise.

The governor’s wife who stated this in Awka while assessing the exercise so far, said that though an appreciable number of women have shown interest in the ongoing programme, she still looks forward to seeing more women and girls take part in it before June 2023 deadline.

While restating how crucial the exercise is to defeating the cervical cancer challenge , Mrs Soludo explained that the six-month timeframe for the current programme is long enough to accommodate more women irrespective of their individual schedules and locations .

Anambra State Ministry of Health in partnership with the World Health Organization, WHO, and Clinton Access Health Initiative, CHAI, had on December 20th, 2022, kicked off free cervical cancer screening and treatment for five thousand women and girls in the state.

The programme, which is scheduled to last for six months in the first batch, will continue in subsequent phases , but to be enjoyed only by women who are registered with the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme.

Twenty-five health facilities have also been selected for the exercise, with plans to increase the number in due course. They include Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, General Hospital, Enugwu Ukwu, General Hospital, Umueri, General Hospital, Ekwulobia, Primary Health Centre, Ozalla Isuofia, Primary Health Centre, Nkwelle Umunachi.

Others are Primary Health Centre, Enugwu Otu, Primary Health Centre, Akwaeze, Primary Health Centre, Eziani, Primary Health Centre Atani One, Primary Health Centre, Atani Two, Primary Health Centre, Nawfia, Maternal and Child Health Centre, Amawbia, Child Health Centre, Atani, Maternal and Primary Health Centre, Nkpor Uno.

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