The World Health Assembly has adopted the global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s strategy of elimination rests on three main pillars:
HPV vaccination offers long-term protection against cervical cancer. Screening and treatment of precancerous lesions can prevent pre-cancer from developing into cancer.
For those who are identified with invasive cancer, timely care and treatment saves lives.
Palliative care can greatly reduce pain and suffering.
All three pillars must be implemented collectively and at scale to achieve the goal of elimination.
To commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4th, 2021, the St. Cyril Cancer Treatment Foundation will host an online discussion that will focus on:
This webinar will target 1000 young women in Lagos State and around Nigeria between the ages of 16 and 18.
A Clinical and Radiation Oncologist with over 5 years working experience in Cancer Management. She is a member of the Nigeria Medical Association and obtained her LMIH Certificate from the University of Washington and her FMCR Certificate from National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Her research works include; Acute toxicities of radiotherapy management of pelvic malignancies, A-10 year review of Oncological emergencies in the radiotherapy department, LUTH, Lagos, amongst others.
A public health expert and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the field of public health. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Public health from the University of Florida and Florida International University respectively. Prior to 2012, She worked with the Florida Department of Health in the Regional Minority AIDS program covering 13 counties across Florida.
Mrs. Animashaun was an Oncology Unit Administrator at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, until she retired as a Deputy Director.With over 30 years of experience as a radiation therapist, She founded the St. Cyril Cancer Foundation to improve cancer care across the continent through advocacy of awareness, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
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