The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Flowers of Emory University, U.S has donated advanced equipment to 10 hospitals for use in cervical cancer screening.
The equipment include video colposcopy, thermo coagulator kits, loop electrosurgical excision procedure machine, and Evalyn Brushes for self-sample collection.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in Nigeria, 23 to 28 women die daily of cervical cancer in Nigeria.

The benefitting hospitals are the Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, Kano; Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki; Ebonyi, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara; and Federal University of Health Sciences, Benue State.

Speaking during the donation, the Director-General, NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako, said the equipment would help to improve the capacity for the testing of cervical cancer in Nigeria.

Salako said some health personnel from the hospitals were trained for three days on how to use the equipment.

May 5, 2024

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