In a project to mitigate the health and socio-economic implications of cancer, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), has screened 298,663 people for cancer ailments under its LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) in Nigeria.
Executive Director of LAPO, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, advised women to get regular health check-ups as breast and cervical cancer poses a serious threat to their lives.
According to her, the campaign would help in prevention and early detection of cancer, awareness creation and screening.
"In addition, 35,716 persons have benefitted from information, enlightenment and education materials during the period of the campaign," she said.
LAPO has so far improved the reproductive, maternal and child health of 49,481 community members across the country and over 43,889 persons have been screened for various ailments including HIV, malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar and hepatitis.
Good health is the key to making the poverty alleviation efforts successful in the quickly growing economy of Africa.