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Mwan Weekly Update (week 11)


Week 12: 9th JAN TO 15th JAN 2022




The first National Executive Committee meeting of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria for the 2021-2023 biennium held from 12th-15th of January in Ogun state. The MWAN National President shared her seven-point agenda which will guide national MWAN activities for the biennium. MWAN Rivers was well represented at the hybrid meeting the National President Elect, Prof Rosemary Ogu, VP Elect Near East and Africa, Dr Claribel Abam, President Dr Omosivie Maduka, and State Coordinator Dr Vivian Ogbonna.

January is worldwide Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. To this end, MWAN Rivers is involved in raising awareness about this preventable malignancy. Banners have been put up in various locations, and there is a planned outreach targeted at market women in the Churchill part of Port Harcourt town to raise awareness about the condition, and to provide free VIA and subsidized Pap smear screening services to them.





As part of activities to mark Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Drs Ogechukwu Isokariari and Elizabeth Obidinnu appeared on radio shows at two radio stations in Port Harcourt (ClassicFM and TodayFM), on 13th January, where they enlightened the public on Cervical Cancer risk factors, prevention and treatment.

 In July 2020, we submitted an expression of interest to bid as the party to implement the SPDC Focused Cancer Care (FCC) project in Rivers State. The FCC was initiated to cater to Cancer treatment needs of women in Rivers State and other Niger Delta communities especially the shell operation site.

The project commenced in August 2021 with the mandate to provide health information and screening services for breast and cervical cancer to women in Rivers State, and to cover the cost of treatment for five women.

Since this time,

  1. 1. More than 500 women reached with information. 400 fliers on  breast  and  cervical cancer given distributed 2.Screening  done  for     287 women           (breast) and     257 (cervical)

3.Four    clients     enrolled     (80% enrolment target achieved) 4.Two               clients             completed treatment (LEEP / surgery) for Cervical cancer (100% cervical cancer       treatment   target achieved).

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THEME: Leadership and Partnership Imperatives for Upscaling Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria

DATE: Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd September 2023

THEME: Leadership and Partnership Imperatives for Upscaling Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria

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