15th of February 2021
Medicaid Cancer Foundation resumed a 3day hybrid training course for healthcare workers in Kebbi state. The training which is on visual inspection with acetic acid and thermal ablation is to develop human capacity for early diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer in the state as a means of strengthening prevention.
It is part of various activities carried out by Medicaid Cancer Foundation to commemorate world cancer day 2021.
Representing the Commissioner of Health Hon Jafar Muhammad at the opening, the Director Medical Services, Dr Shehu Nuhu Koko called on the participants to utilise the knowledge gained to provide better service to their patients. He proffered that the training is in line with the takeoff of the state’s Cancer Control Plan as well as WHO global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030.
Also speaking, the executive secretary, Kebbi state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KPHCDA), Dr Abubakar Kaoje, said the KPHCDA is a critical stakeholder because the agency’s goal is prevention of diseases in the grassroot population. evel the goal is to prevent diseases.
Facilitating the training, Prof Oguntayo O. Adekunle Consulatnt Obstetrician and Gynaecologist along with Dr Taingson C. Matthew started with detailed lectures on Cervical Cancer.
More than 50 participants selected from across the state are undergoing the training by the eminent clinicians from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
MEDICAID CANCER FOUNDATION