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Lagos trains 200 health workers in breast and cervical cancer screening

No less than 200 health workers from 60 public health institutions, including the State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), 15 general hospitals and 44 primary health care centers have been trained to provide breast and cervical cancer screening of the womb to citizens in their establishments.

The eight-day training program which ended on Monday was sponsored by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to increase access to testing services cancer in all state health facilities.

Speaking at the closing of the capacity-building workshop, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, noted that the partnership between the state government and UNFPA on control programs against cancer aims to make cancer screening services more accessible and readily available in public health. facilities in Lagos.
Ogboye, who was represented by the Director of Disease Control at the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Rotimi Agbolagorite, explained that the capacity building workshop is part of a larger partnership support agreement. broad leveraging available resources to improve access to cancer screening services.

“The ministry’s efforts to make cancer screening services more accessible and readily available at all health facilities across the state have been bolstered by recent support from one of our development partners, UNFPA.

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