BREAST CANCER: Concerned Nigerian educates women in Rural Communities

706 CANCER: Concerned Nigerian educates women in Rural Communities


BREAST CANCER: Concerned Nigerian educates women in Rural Communities

An Activist and a  concerned Nigerian, Comrade Ramatu Tijjani,the chair-person “ foundation for the protection of women and children in Nigeria” has taken breast cancer sensitisation campaign to children Living local community’s  and Gheto’s  including rural women ,with the sole aims of  enlightening them on early sign, symptoms and danger of breast Cancer,so as to reduce the large number of Rural Dwellers getting the diseases.

Ramatu said, there was need to educate all women and children in Nigeria, hence the need for visiting ghettos ,orphanage home,schools, to create awareness among female children, adding that they are also coming up with additional plans and strategies to take the campaign to Destitutes home ,.and to meet with  Association of commercial sex workers,and other various vital groups of women including the mentally chanlleged women living in psychiatric hospital,and inmate.

Ramatu said, I started the campaign last year 2016 , and I was able to educate Hundreds of IDPs,and rural women on sign and dangers of breast cancer in some part of kaduna and Abuja state of Nigeria.

She said The theme of this year campaign “Educate the little once on sign ,symptons and Dangers of breast cancer”while last year theme was”Catch them young” adding that every years,she spend the month of October in educating both rural and urban women on breast cancer,and she is hoping to end the Campaign at the end of October this year 2017.

“Am hoping to visit more women living in Bush and forestry,am hoping to meet with wives of fisher men residing at Riverband,and cattle breaders with other women living inside Bush,so as to enlighten them and fight against the Diseases”.

BREAST CANCER: Concerned Nigerian educates women in Rural Communities

Additionally ,the comrade said,she has taken breast cancer campaign to some mosque and churches in kaduna,and she is hoping to takes more campaign to football pitch, Motor-pack,kaduna railways station at rigasa,and visit other rural markets women that are always residing in their local community’s.

Ramatu said majority of breast cancer Campaign was targeted at matured women who live in cities, ignoring rural women, pointing out that there was the need to change the pattern from urban to rural dwellers in other to help them ,that is why she was taking her campaign to local communities,Ghotos and villages,”Majority of breast cancer Campaign is focus in the cities while abandoning the rural women,we must remembered the rural women,we must educate them,so as to save them from the situation they are”.

She called on Nigerian government to ban the sell of second hand braziers and clothing to save lives of thousands of women from getting all forms of infections.

Meanwhile,the Director, School of Health Science (Women hood School of Health), Maryam Abubakar said women must stop keeping their food inside fridge for long period of time to avoid cancer, pointing out that many women got infected through that.

The school director said time has come for Nigerians to unite, ”we must show total commitment and devotion to the fight against breast cancer among African women to reduce increasing number of death of ladies as a result of cancer.



BREAST CANCER: Concerned Nigerian educates women in Rural Communities


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