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  • Updated: January 23, 2023

Cervical Cancer: Female Doctors Commence Free Screening In Kaduna

Cervical Cancer: Female Doctors Commence Free Screening In K

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has commenced free cervical cancer screening for female members and wives of their male members.

Dr Zainab Kwaru, the President of the Kaduna State Association said this on Monday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

She noted that the screening is part of efforts to meet the World Health Organization's global target for cervical cancer elimination by 2030.

Kwaru said the screening is in collaboration with the State Medical Association (NMA) and is a way of giving back to members.

“We have been holding this screening yearly and we decided to extend this year’s screening to our female members and wives of our male members."

According to her, the association is targeting 100 women for the screening.

She further disclosed that the screening will hold from January 23 to January 27, 2023, in two centres, with the Reproductive Health clinic at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, and Gynaecology clinic at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital (BDTH), Kaduna.

“MWAN Kaduna, in collaboration with NMA Kaduna will offer free cervical screening for her female members and wives of her male members only.

“Those eligible for the screening include sexually-active women, aged between 25 and 60 years, who have not been screened in the last three years.”

She said despite being preventable, cervical cancer remains a leading cause of death among women in developing countries.

Also speaking, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Sheyin Madaki urged female doctors to use the opportunity and come out for the screening and also encouraged male doctors to support their wives to come out for the screening.

“This is a good gesture from the Women's Medical Association.

"They have been giving out to the society and now they have decided to extend it to members and wives of male doctors.

“We appreciate their efforts and I encourage you all to come out for the screening." 

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