The Government of Oyo State on Thursday, 4 February, 2021 organised a free breast and cervical cancer screening programme for women of reproductive age in the state, declaring that it remains committed to putting an end to the spread of the disease in the state.
The event was held at the Ministry of Health, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
“The theme for this year’s World Cancer Day is ‘I Am And I Will’, with a sub-theme of ‘Together, All Our Actions Matter.’ “The ultimate year of the ‘I Am and I will campaign (theme for 3 years 2019-2021) shows us that our action has an impact on everyone around us, within our neighbourhoods, communities and villages. At this point, it is important to note that our actions are also being felt across borders and oceans.”
In his words: “When we choose to come together, we can achieve a healthier, brighter world without cancer. Together, all of our actions matter.
“Kindly note that the time slots given during registration will be strictly followed so as to ensure the NCDC’s COVID -19 protocols are adhered to.”
She added that there was need to develop a culture where people would take responsibility for their health.