LEAH MAKES CASE FOR THE INCLUSION OF BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING IN THE PROPOSED KWARA HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

LEAH MAKES CASE FOR THE INCLUSION OF BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING IN THE PROPOSED KWARA HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

At a public hearing held on Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 by the Kwara State House of Assembly Committee on Health and Environment on the Bill to establish the Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme, LEAH Foundation appealed to the committee to consider screening for breast and cervical cancers in the services coverage of the scheme.

Using both local and global statistics, the Foundation highlighted the socio-economic benefit of cancer control measures while stressing further the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that screening should be a part of the overall package for public health interventions.
Routine screening is estimated to reduce by 33 percent premature deaths arising from cancer in the coming years.

LEAH Foundation through its LEAH Cancer Centre has in the last three years been at the front of the fight against breast and cervical cancers through sensitization and education, advocacy for routine screening and pre-cancerous treatment on either of the cancers.
At a public hearing held on Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 by the Kwara State House of Assembly Committee on Health and Environment on the Bill to establish the Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme, LEAH Foundation appealed to the committee to consider screening for breast and cervical cancers in the services coverage of the scheme.

Using both local and global statistics, the Foundation highlighted the socio-economic benefit of cancer control measures while stressing further the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that screening should be a part of the overall package for public health interventions.

Routine screening is estimated to reduce by 33 percent premature deaths arising from cancer in the coming years.

LEAH Foundation through its LEAH Cancer Centre has in the last three years been at the front of the fight against breast and cervical cancers through sensitization and education, advocacy for routine screening and pre-cancerous treatment on either of the cancers.

Adewole .I Adebayo

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