The Nigeria Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), FCT chapter has collaborated with some Non Governmental organizations to mark World Cancer Day.
It held a sensitization event in conjunction with various NGO’s in the FCT to enlighten women journalists and the public about cancer.
The NGOs are Helpline foundation, Link for Help Foundation and Empowerment Support Initiative.
The wife of minister of Transportation and founder Empowerment Support Initiative, Mrs. Judith Amaechi urged women to join hands to fight cancer.
She also called on the government to set up more cancer centres aimed at eradicating the disease.
The Founder of Helpline Foundation, Dr Jummai Ahmadu called for more advocacy to reduce cancer.
She said that she partnered with NAWOJ, knowing how important NAWOJ is to information desimination.
Similarly, the founder of Links for Help Foundation and wife of minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mrs Mfawa Usani called for more advocacy and sensitization to curb the spread of cancer.
The Chairperson the Federal Capital Territory council of NAWOJ, Mrs. Stella Okoh-Esene said that the partnership was born out of the need to have healthy journalists in the FCT.
She said that “knowledge is power and when passed through women, more people stand the chance to benefit”.
The event featured lecture on cancer, prevention, care and how to deal with cancer by experts.