By Chioma Obinna
Are you a philanthropic organization? An actor in cancer care and support, Even if you are not, you know that with an annual donation of N1 million you can save the lives of 333 Nigerian women from breast cancer.
This is the latest initiative of a non-governmental organization, Cope. Organization. Public Enlightenment, COPE, titled: "Wall of Fame," a campaign to engage companies, philanthropists nationwide in the early detection of breast cancer.
COPE, the first cancer organization founded 23 years ago to win The cause of breast cancer survivors has contributed to reducing the mortality rate of breast cancer by providing information and services to fight the disease and make treatment affordable close.
According to statistics from cancerindex.org, breast and cervical cancer accounts for 60.4 percent of all cancers in women.
Sadly, many Nigerian women have lost their lives due to breast cancer due to late presentations, poor diagnosis and lack of access to quality treatment
A recent tour of the Wall of Fame by Good Health Weekly showed hope for Nigerian women in sight was when the benefits of the company campaign against the disease should be achieved. It's all possible.
A first timepiece on the Wall of Fame will conclude that it was an art gallery, as logos of companies that have bought into the program were stylishly presented. But on the contrary, it was designed to give hope and bring the country closer to a reduction in breast cancer deaths.
The Wall of Fame made visible what they labeled "The Big10 Sponsors" to the public to appreciate their partnership Fighting Breast Cancer as Corporate Social Responsibility
The results show that the Wall of Fame is strict on it to control increasing cancer cases, to ensure early detection and to increase the chances of survival of patients.
Shedding light on the initiative, COPE's Managing Director, Ms. Ebun Anozie, said that an annual contribution of N1 million by a company or organization has a positive impact on the lives of 333 Nigerian women at a unit price of N3,000 for a breast ultrasound examination can have. 19659002] Under the Wall of Fame campaign, employees and customers will be beneficiaries, women will have the opportunity to screen regardless of their location and socio-e
For Anozie, the notion that cancer is a death center is part of the initiative of Past, as early detection offers a better chance of survival for breast cancer and is also cheaper.
"Prompt screening with efficiency is assured, it will also enable broad networks of cancer counterparts and experts at national level, and will also help to develop standards and tools that will guide the design and delivery of interventions for prevention, early detection, early detection , Treatment and palliative care, "she explains.
"For example, if a bank, in addition to giving, goes to use the coupons to customers, there are also female bank employees who can also use the coupon for their demo, it does not necessarily mean that a customer must have breast cancer before the coupon will be given as a thank you to a customer. "
Furthermore, Anozie stated that her dream was to take breast cancer prevention and diagnosis to a new level, claiming that the Wall of Fame was supposed to achieve early detection.
Listing some of the companies that have intervened in the initiative; Skye Bank, Access Bank, the Citi Bank, Variant Advisory, Union Bank Plc. And Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA) appealed to other companies to come aboard and collaborate with COPE to reinstate the lives of people doing business with them.
"If they are not alive and well, they can not do business with you, that's just the essence, but if they're alive and well, they can do business with you. N3,000 for your customer is nothing in the world Compared to what people have invested in their own organization. "
" For Nigerians, who may not patronize any of the happy companies or organizations, they can benefit from COPE's every first Saturday of the year For over 16 years, we have done it for women for free and I believe that if I can afford Aseobi, I can have an ultrasound scan of N1,000 and get my breast examined. "
She also called for the Breast self-examination should be included in the curriculum of the schools
"The self-examination of the breast should be done one week after the menses of a young girl, so that it is unusual in case of an accident can easily be noticed and see a doctor. Some of the lumps can be cancerous. "
Complaining of the high cost of the drugs, she said:" I also appeal to pharmaceutical organizations to reduce the cost of breast cancer drugs, as some drugs may cost as high as N700, 000 and the patient may need up to 13 of them.
The diagnosis of cancer remains a family experience that could change the lives of all members of a family.The disease is known to bring immense stress and many challenging situations. Once diagnosed, the daily routine, joint activities, and task allocation in Many Nigerian families are currently suffering from the disease due to the devastating effects of the disease, and most marriages have been destroyed because of the disease.
Unfortunately, the progress of treatment has changed the course of cancer, making it much easier is to give hope to the patients at the time of diagnosis, even in smaller neighboring countries like Ghana in Nigeria gloomy treatments are due to the lack of diagnostic equipment for the correct management, the unavailability of comprehensive cancer centers and financial inability affected disabled.
Health observers, however, believe that if more organizations join the program, it would increase their political commitment to prevention and control of accessibility in screening, thereby preventing the deaths of women.