1000 Women set for screening
As 400 Begin Preparation for Free Surgery
The O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation, a leading not-for-profit Organization committed to providing quality humanitarian services to the indigent and infirmed, especially, in rural communities of the Niger Delta region has partnered with the Preventive Healthcare Initiative (PHI), a non-governmental organization in its bid to embark on Cervical Cancer screening for 1000 women.
Speaking during the handing over of a cheque for the sponsorship of 100 women by the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation, Coordinator of Programmes for the Foundation, Mrs InebaTongkam, said although the Foundation was not a grant-making organization, it, however, found it necessary to support PHI’s bid to embark on cervical cancer screening for 1000 women due to its prevalence in our society. She commended the organizers for their thoughtfulness and urged them to be relentless in their drive to promote health education and the wellbeing of women.
In her response, PHI’s Chief Executive, Dr. Dorothy Okoh, a renowned consultant hematologist, thanked the foundation for its partnership with her NGO and pledged to make judicious use of the funds received.
In a related development, over 400 women applicants for free fibroid surgery and after-care service have begun clinical investigations at both the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital. The process began Monday with daily batches of 5 and10 women in the respective hospitals.
The on-going clinical investigation is expected to produce the most suitable cases for fibroid surgery of which the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation has covered the cost for 100 women.
It would be recalled that the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation during its 18th Anniversary Celebration in September offered to sponsor free fibroid surgery for 100 indigent women. Although investigations now indicate that more than 100 women may become eligible for surgery on completion of the on-going clinical investigations, the Spokesman to Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye O. B. Lulu-Briggs, the Chairman Board of Trustees of the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation, Barr. Oraye St. Franklyn said the Foundation welcomes partnerships from well-meaning citizens to support those not covered by its intervention.