Muslim women seek free cancer screening centre
A Muslim Women Humanitarian Organisation, Sisters of Jannah, has urged the Federal Government to establish a free cancer screening centre in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The National President of the organisation, Mrs Ramatu Aliyu, made the call at a summit to mark the 2019 World Cancer Day at the National Mosque on Saturday in Abuja.
NAN reports that the theme of the summit was ‘Effects of Cancer on National Development’.
Aliyu said the establishment of a free cancer screening centre would reduce the rate at which women die of the disease.
She said the aim of the summit was to create awareness of the need for people, especially women, to go for cancer screening at least once in a year.
Aliyu said the conference was aimed at encouraging the government to tackle the disease headlong.
She expressed hope that deliberations and recommendations from the summit would contribute towards eradicating cancer through regular and constant awareness campaign.
Maryam, wife of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who described the theme of the summit as topical and timely, commended the organisation for the initiative.
She was represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology.