Kebbi governor’s wife targets 3000 indigent women for cancer screening
The Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Kebbi State Ministry of Health and other partners are to create awareness, build capacity and raise funds for indigent cancer patients in Kebbi State,
and The eight-year-old foundation is an initiative of Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu wife of the state governor. With the theme: ‘’Promoting early detection of cancer to reduce mortality rate’’, the wife of the governor said she was worried about the increasing practice of bringing late cancer patients to public knowledge, particularly through the media, adding that she would build skills that would make them detect cancer cases early. Activities for the event include a walk against cancer, free screening for women with the target of 3,000 women in four local government areas – Birnin Kebbi, Bunza, Arewa and Ngaski, saying that the screening was free , urging women to come out en-mass for it, and there would also be a training on cervical cancer screening for 66 health workers across the state.