Year: 2014

THE MAIDEN EDITION OF ↑↓GOODTUESDAY/ ↑↓GIVINGTIDE IN NIGERIA

In 2012, the United Nation Foundation designated the first Tuesday in December as #GivingTuesday (now known as ↑↓GoodTuesday in Nigeria). ↑↓GoodTuesday is an initiative of ↑↓GivingTide International, aimed at mobilizing individuals and organizations to collectively tackle major societal problem. ↑↓GoodTuesday is so named because of the significance of Tuesday. In many cultures and religions, Tuesday […]

UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY: A REFLECTION ON CHILDHOOD CANCERS

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”- United Nations. November is a significant month for children and youths! November 17 is “International Students’ Day” whilst November 20 is “Universal […]

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: PREVENTION OF PROSTATE CANCER

September is designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month aimed at: Increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health; providing easily accessible prostate cancer screenings; Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer; and Advocating for further research on prostate cancer. It is therefore pertinent for us to focus our attention on prostate cancer […]

GUYS, KNOW YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER!

What is Prostate Cancer? Cancer that occurs in the prostate gland. What is Prostate? The prostate is a gland found only in males. It is located in front of the rectum (last part of the large intestine leading to the rectum) and below the urinary bladder (where urine is stored). The size of the prostate […]

EBOLA: RECONCILING PERCEPTION AND REALITY

Last month, the first cases of Ebola infection were reported in Nigeria. This has rightly precipitated a series of remedial actions and reactions at all levels of society. Thanks to the sustained media advocacy! At the other extreme, rumors on folk remedies abound, spread through the social media and text messages. Alas, Nigerians, stricken with […]

HOW WE CAN ESCAPE THE CONTEMPORARY CANCER SCOURGE!

Sunday June I, 2014 was International Cancer Survivors’ Day. It is a day set aside globally, to celebrate all cancer survivors, their families and all those who contributed to their survival (the ‘co-survivors’); a day to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. It is also a time to stand up […]

THE BIG WAR: DETAILS OF NATIONAL CANCER WEEK

The current focal cause of CECP-Nigeria is the BIG WAR against cancer aimed at “Taking Cancer Prevention to the Grassroots” using Mobile Cancer Centres (MCC). As part of the BIG WAR, there shall be an advocacy week titled ‘National Cancer Week’ commencing on June 1, 2014, which is marked as International Cancer Survivors Day all over the world. The climax of the Week […]