Quinta Health says it is ready to offer free breast cancer screening for 2,000 market women in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Founder of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Dr Tunde Adewumi, said that the screening will be carried out in ten major markets in the state capital.

He added that the intended screening is part of a series of programmes designed by the group to mark this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.

‘We plan to screen 2,000 market women for free as a way to give back to the society’, Adewumi told NAN.

‘We decided to choose market women because they do not have time to take care of their health as they go about fending for their families’.

Adewumi clarified that the screening will be preceded by health talks to help prepare the women on what to expect from it.

‘We will also have free blood pressure checks, courtesy of our partners, and also distribute drugs while giving health advice’, he added.

He also said that the screening would be restricted to Ilorin township area.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Photo source: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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