Lions Club Embarks On Cancer Prevention Awareness Programme

Lions Clubs International embark on childhood cancer awareness campaign -  MyJoyOnline.com

…Plans N200Mn Cancer Support Initiative At LUTH

Joyce Onwuka

Lions Club District 0404B1 Nigeria worried about rising cases of cancer among children is spending about N200 million to provide asset treatment support to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idiaraba Lagos.

District Governor of the Club Kema Ashibuogwu while outlining her priority projects after her installation, identified childhood cancer as a menace that if not tackled would create a devastating health issue among the growing children population.

Ashibugwu, regretted that despite rising cases of the disease among the children only LUTH has a dedicated ward facility in Nigeria where children with cancer are treated.

She expressed deep worries that despite the threat from spread of cancer among children, little is being done to create the necessary awareness and to develop a policy initiative that will provide support specifically to families that have to contend with the challenges.

According to her, poor parents have to cough out as much as N350,000 to carry out diagnosis in South Africa before returning to start treatment at huge cost at LUTH.

The District Governor, regretted that Nigeria cannot boast of a single Flow Cytometer, (Cancer Detection Machine) that sells for about N64 million or even a Chemotherapy chair of N4 million.

Having identified these challenges and how children die due to absence of treatment facilities, the Club has decided to build a caregiver home at the cost of N100’million at LUTH, Ashibuogwu disclosed at media conference in Lagos on Friday.

In addition, she said, the Club is sourcing for funds to procure a Flow Cytomer and Chemotherapy chair to support cancer treatment in the country.

She called for organisations and philanthropists to support the life saving initiative as she cried out that many children have died of cancer while the society is not fully aware that children suffer cancer at young age.

6 thoughts on “Lions Club Embarks On Cancer Prevention Awareness Programme

  1. Princess Stella Moyinoluwa Odeyemi

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    It’s really New Thinking New Horizon
    Our District Governor the Lord will continued to strengthen you and provide the funds for the project

  2. Princess Stella Moyinoluwa Odeyemi

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    It’s really New Thinking New Horizon
    Our District Governor the Lord will provide the funds for the project

  3. Lion Omowunmi Dasola Adegbola NLCF

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    Good ideal! My DG God will strengthen you ma. As you continue to serve the world, Together, we can

  4. Lion Salau Mudirakat Anike

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    Good job ma👍. May God strengthen you and all the team to actualise this laudable course. Together we can 🤝

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