Women Medical Association
By; ABUBAKAR RABILU, Gombe
In efforts to curtail the menace of cervical cancer, the Women Medical Association of Nigeria in COLLABORATION WITH Mercy Corps has carried out an exercise in Gombe, where they knew their status and provided necessary medical expertise.
The Commissioner of Education Gombe State, Prof. Aishatu Umar Maigari discosed this in Gombe, while declaring open a one day free cervical cancer screening exercise at the Antenatal Clinic of the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe.
Prof Aishatu Maigari, said the efforts put in place by the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Gombe State chapter, is in line with the state government’s policies in the health sector and will continue in that regard to provide accessible and free healthcare services to the citizenry.
She said her ministry will look at the possibility of partnering with the association in the area of providing adequate sensitization for school age female students in public schools on the menace of cervical cancer and possible remedies to drastically reduce the cases in Gombe State.
Maigari, commended the initiatives and urged them to maintain the tempo.
Earlier, in her address, the state president of the association, Dr. Hajara Aminu Galadima said that the association in collaboration with Mercy Corps, a non governmental organization, will conduct a free cervical cancer screening exercise for 50 women in the state to ascertain their status and provide necessary medical expertise.
Dr. Hajara said this is part of the celebration of their monthly cervical cancer awareness campaign in the state.
Also commenting, the communication officer of the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project in the state Comrade Saidu Bappa Malala expressed appreciation to the organizers of the exercise in creating the needed awareness on cervical cancer and assured of AGILE project’s readiness to partner with them on adolescent girls in public schools.
Some women interviewed, who pleaded anonymity, commended the foresight of the association in this regard and called on other similar organizations to emulate them.