Awareness outreach in Nigeria

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Breast Without Spot, a UICC member, recently held two awareness raising workshops in Nigeria on breast and cervical cancer. 

The first training was designed for secondary school students and held at The Breast and Cervical Cancer Training was held on 18th July 2013 at Charity House, Ojo Maduekwe centre, University Of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Enugu State.

The training is one of the 2013 projects of Breast Without Spot (BWS) to promote 'Best Breast And Cervix practices' in young people in order to curb the incidence of breast and cervical cancer in young Nigerians.

It was attended by 18 participants, 17 of whom were senior students of University of Nigeria Secondary School Enugu Campus and 1 teacher from the same school. 

The second training, the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Awareness Outreach, was held on the 19th July 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Trans–Ekulu Enugu.

The awareness outreach, organised by the leader of the Catholic Women Organization, Mrs Mbah Chika, was was attended by about 50 women of different age groups and from different backgrounds, and is part of the BWS project to reach out to women at a grassroots level. BWS advocates were invited and they attended alongside a representative of Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria.

Participants at both trainings received lectures on different topics, including:

  • Introducing Breast Without Spot Initiative
  • What Causes Cancer
  • How Cancers Form
  • Breast Cancer and Its Risk Factors
  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer
  • Breast Screening
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer
  • Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer Screening

Participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from trained experts. 

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