Mwan Weekly Update (Week 15)
Week 15: 30th JAN 2022 TO 5th FEB 2022
Every 4th of February the world commemorates World Cancer Day. The theme for 2022 World Cancer Day is ‘Close the Care Gap’. To mark this date, the Rivers State Ministry of Health in partnership with MWAN Rivers and the Clinton Health Access Initiative organised a public webinar on Saturday, Feb 5, 2022.
The program raised awareness about available cancer prevention, screening and treatment services available in the state. Discussions also held to craft solutions to inequalities driving the cancer care gap in order to change the dynamics of cancer care from passive to active.
120 persons participated in the meeting that attracted NGP, CBOs, government agencies and experts working in the cancer care space. Other participants included the media, religious bodies, professional associations and women’s groups.
MWAN Rivers participated in an outreach in Ogbogoro community that was organised by Care and Development Centre on February 2022, as part of activities to mark World Cancer Day. 17 persons had clinical Breast examinations performed for them.
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Dr Ogechukwu Isokariari was on the radio show, RivEthics, an initiative of Her Excellency, Hon. Justice Suzette Nyesom- Wike, Wife of the Governor, Rivers State to raise awareness about cancer prevention, screening and treatment as part of activities to mark World Cancer Day.
MWAN Rivers represented at the funeral of Mrs Cecilia I. Okagua, mother- in-law of Dr. Joyce Okagua, Consultant Paediatrician, UPTH, and mother of Dr. Kenneth Okagua, CMD, Rivers State Hospitals Management Board. The funeral took place at Obua-Odual LGA of Rivers State.