Press Release on Prevention of Cancer and Upscale of Nutrition by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative

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Posted February 13, 2020 from Nigeria

World Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.

This year’s theme, “I am and I will” acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden. We can work together to reduce cancer risk factors. We can overcome barriers to early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care. We can work together to improve cancer control and achieve global targets to reduce premature mortality from cancer and Non Communicable Diseases.

Good health is essential to sustained economic and social development and poverty reduction. Access to needed health services is crucial for maintaining and improving health for the people at the grassroot. According to the Sustainable Development Goal slogan of Leave No one behind, Universal Health Coverage is ensuring that everybody have access to needed health services including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation of sufficient quality while ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.  Universal Health Coverage has become a major goal of Health Reform in many countries and a priority objective for World Health Organisation.

 

Hence the World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative is established to carry out advocacies on Health, Gender, Environment and Peace Building to hard-to-reach, disadvantaged and socially excluded vulnerable groups in our society. Our frame work is designed to meet our vision which is a world where everyone especially women, youths and children to be empowered to utilize their potentials to full, rewarding and sustainable lives.

We therefore join all health professionals, bodies and advocates to commemorate this day and educate everybody on the seriousness of Cancer.

Early Detection remains Key to surviving cancer. Visit your health facility and talk to your health workers. If they do not have the equipment they will surely refer you to a centre.

Eat right, drink more water, less beverage drinks (alcohol + soft drinks), eat more fruits, more vegetables, get vaccinated against (hepatitis & human papilloma virus-HPV) that way we will all live a more sustainable healthy lives.

Signed by: 

Loretta Ahuokpeme

Executive Director

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative               

 

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maeann
Feb 13
Feb 13

Thank you for sharing this write-up and for reminding us that health is very important. We, women, are vulnerable to different sickness especially this big C. So we really need to have that annual checkup and healthy living style. Thanks Loretta :)

Anita Shrestha
Feb 14
Feb 14

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing such a informative information. Give more and more

Hello, Otahelp,

Wow, 17 people die every minute because of cancer. How alarming! Thank you for raising awareness on this issue and for sharing this on World Pulse. Prevention is definitely better because of the surviving chance when diagnosed with cancer is slim.

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 14
Feb 14

Thank you for sharing this very vital information.
It is also simple and clear Diet and Early Detection remain Key to surviving cancer.

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 15
Feb 15

Thanks sis for sharing and for sensitizing us .it is true with the saying that health is wealth. As such we all have to be conscious of our health.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 15
Feb 15

Thank you so much for this. We all need to stay as healthy as possible.

Mercy Vernyuy Munyuy

Hi sister Loretta
Thank you for sharing this wonderful writeup. it reminds us that our health is important and we must take good care of ourselves.

Felicitas Wung
Feb 16
Feb 16

Health is wealth my dear sister. Thanks for info.

Felicitas Wung
Feb 16
Feb 16

Health is wealth my dear sister. Thanks so much for this

Iam_motivated_jay
Feb 17
Feb 17

Appreciate this story

laison sylvie
Feb 18
Feb 18

Wow congratulations on your initiative, health they say is wealth. And it is a great thing to guarantee good health for under served communities. More strength as you move on with your project.

laison sylvie
Feb 18
Feb 18

Wow congratulations on your initiative, health they say is wealth. And it is a great thing to guarantee good health for under served communities. More strength as you move on with your project.

Beth Lacey
Feb 19
Feb 19

Great advice- especially the early detection comment