OF CHRISTMAS, TATA AND SOCIETAL WELL-BEING: – A YULETIDE REFLECTION

Far from being just a time for festivity and merry making, the central lesson of Christmas is the call to sacrificial giving for the welfare of humanity, following the example of God who at Christmas gives us his best. In this article we shall attempt to reflect on the message of Christmas through the prism […]

ADVOCACY

His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, flanked to the left by: Alhaji Remi Bello, President, LCCI; Dr Abia Nzelu, Executive Secretary of CECP; to the right by Chief (Dr) Michael Olawale-Cole, out-going President of NIM and Dr U.N.O. Uwaga, in-coming President of NIM and others. The Most Revd Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of […]

NATIONAL PINK DAY – “TAKING CANCER PREVENTION TO THE GRASSROOTS”

OVERVIEW October is an International Cancer Awareness Month (ICAM), with special emphasis on breast cancer, the commonest cancer among women globally. The ICAM is an annual international campaign against the cancer pandemic. The symbolic colour for the month of October is pink. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria) has designated the 18th of October, every […]

HOW BAD IS THE CANCER SCOURGE IN NIGERIA? GET THE FACTS AND FIGURE!

CANCER IS THE No. 1 KILLER OF MANKIND. It kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Cancer is now being diagnosed in one out of every three persons Nigeria has the 13th lowest life expectancy in the world, and cancer is a major contributor 80% of cancer deaths worldwide occur in developing countries […]

WINNING BY QUITTING: HOW TO QUIT SMOKING

OVERVIEW Stopping smoking is the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives. Why is it so hard to quit smoking? : The answer is the nicotine found in tobacco. It’s as addictive as heroin or cocaine. Smokers become physically dependent on and emotionally addicted to […]

A Tribute to Tayo Aderinokun, MD of GTB (Died of Cancer on 14th of June, 2011)

As you know cancer kills 10 Nigerians every hour. The disease has cost Nigeria some of its brightest professionals, one of whom we remember today. The stellar qualities of Mr Aderinokun who was affectionately called ‘Uncle T’ shines through in the following tribute by his friend, Mr Fola Adeola, OON. By FOLA ADEOLA, OON I […]

THE CANCER VACCINE

BY DR ABIA NZELU, Secretary, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP- Nigeria) (Presented @ coolwazobiainfo on Friday 7th of June, 2013) OVERVIEW What are cancer vaccines? Cancer vaccines are designed to boost the body’s natural ability to protect itself, through the immune system, from dangers posed by damaged or abnormal cells such as cancer cells. There […]

MEN BE BREAST AWARE, MEN HAVE BREAST CANCER TOO!

Globally every 20 seconds a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and every one minute a woman dies from breast cancer. Recent data by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) shows that one (1) woman is diagnosed of breast cancer every 20 minutes in Nigeria and about 40 Nigerian women (someone’s wife, mother, […]

SEX AND CANCER, WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

BY DR ABIA NZELU, Secretary, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP- Nigeria) (Presented @ coolwazobiainfo on Friday 17th of May, 2013) What is the relationship between cancer and sex? Did you know that your sexual behaviour can affect your risk of cancer? Research has revealed that infection with microorganisms (germs) is an important cause of some […]