Wives of governors partner Roche on war against cancer in Nigeria

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R - L: Ondo state first lady, Her Excellency, Chief Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, founder, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, (BRECAN), first ladies of Enugu, Niger state, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, founder, Ugo's Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF) and Her Excellencies, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, founder Raise Foundation, at a meeting with Roche Nigeria as part of their efforts to win the war against cancer in Nigeria, organised by Wives of Governors Against Cancer (WOGAC) in Abuja, onMonday, 15th July, 2019.
R - L: Ondo state first lady, Her Excellency, Chief Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, founder, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, (BRECAN), first ladies of Enugu, Niger state, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, founder, Ugo's Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF) and Her Excellencies, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, founder Raise Foundation, at a meeting with Roche Nigeria as part of their efforts to win the war against cancer in Nigeria, organised by Wives of Governors Against Cancer (WOGAC) in Abuja, onMonday, 15th July, 2019.

SOME wives of Nigerian Governors, under the aegis of Wives of Governors Against Cancer (WOGAC), has formed strong alliance with Roche Nigeria as part of their efforts to win the war against cancer in Nigeria.

Roche, an international organization with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strength in pharmaceutical and diagnostics, and is also the world’s largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation, metabolism and CNS.

Roche’s personalised healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the health quality of life and survival of patients.

WOGAC’s partnership arrangement with Roche which took place during a round table meeting held at Belanova Apartments and Suites, Maitama, Abuja, with the theme; TOGETHER FOR HER, promises to yield results that will change the  narrative on cancer control and care in Nigeria.

Wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu during a meeting with Roche Nigeria, organised by Wives of Governors Against Cancer (WOGAC) in Abuja, on Monday, 15th July, 2019.
Wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu during a meeting with Roche Nigeria, organised by Wives of Governors Against Cancer (WOGAC) in Abuja, on Monday, 15th July, 2019.

Ondo first lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, founder, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN, and first ladies of Niger, Cross River, Enugu state, Amina Abubakar Bello, founder Raise Foundation, Linda Ayade, founder, Mediatrix Development Foundation, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, founder, Ugo’s Touch of Life Foundation, U-TOLF, respectively were present at the meeting.

Others who were represented at the meeting include wives former governors of Kwara and Oyo state, Omolewa Ahmed, founder LEAH Foundation, and Florence Ajimobi, founder, ABC Foundation, respectively.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Akeredolu, who is also a breast cancer survivor, stated that early detection, which is driven by awareness, increases the chances of the patient to survive and reduces the cost of treatment, but noted that some patients cannot even afford the little amount at that stage and therefore called on Nigerians to be their brother’s keepers by supporting Cancer-based NGOs in raising funds.

The event also featured lectures on BCPJ Study delivered by Razaq Oyesegun, an Oncologist from National Hospital and “Catastrophic Health Fund; the role of WOGAC” by Olumide Okunola of World Bank.

– July 16, 2019 @ 18:05 GMT |

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