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September 30, 2014

As judged by an independent panel of judges, the new initiative by BWS- Journalist Cancer Control Award saw three journalists- John Adeniyi of UNILAG 103.1FM, Bukola Adebayo of Punch Newspaper and Lucy Osuizigbo of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as the winners for the 2014 awards. Apart from certificates of honour, the winners got prizes of pads and their organizations got coloured printers… The 2015 award will be awarded on World Cancer Day 2015, with even more exciting gifts for the winners. DSC_6531DSC_6492 DSC_0957

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June 1, 2014

BWS cancer control advocates and youth corpers in Enugu-Ezike, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State partnered with the President of Good Foundation Ministry Inc- Barr. (Mrs) Ekoh N. Jean and some members of the community to conduct a 2-day community health outreach between the 24th and 26th of April 2014 at Unity Primary School Olido, Enugu. Olido community is a farm settlement in the Eastern part of Nigeria. Most of the residents are uneducated, with major occupation in the area being farming and trading. The outreach which was attended by women of varying age groups involved an awareness lecture on prevention and early detection strategies for cancers and screening for breast cancer was conducted using the Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) technique.

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February 5, 2014

To mark the world cancer day 2014, BWS called a press conference which was held at the Medilag Alumni Centre, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba on February 4, 2014. The press conference was called to: • Inform the press of the newly revised world cancer declaration which was launched at the World Cancer Leaders Summit held in Capetown, South Africa in November 2013 • Inform the press of the World Cancer Day 2014 theme-‘debunk the myths’ and to encourage them to publish the evidence-based facts and truths about these myths in order to increase awareness among the Nigerian populace • Inform the press of BWS’s latest initiative intended to meet two of the nine targets contained in the revised world cancer declaration targets • Inform the press of BWS’s initiative called ‘journalist cancer control advocate of the year’, an initiative intended to encourage increased cancer control advocacy on the part of Nigerian journalists and media organizations Key Speaker-Professor Ifeoma Okoye- President and Founder, Breast Without Spot Spokesperson-Ms Oluwafunmilola James-National Programme Coordinator, Breast Without Spot Moderator-Mr David Ezekoke-Head Business Development, The Key speaker-Prof Ifeoma Okoye explained the burden of cancer by quoting the recent statistics stated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in their pre

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May 23, 2013

On the 16th of May 2013, the President and Founder of Breast Without Spot, Professor Ifeoma Okoye who is also the African observer to the UICC board joined other members of the board in Geneva, Switzerland for a meeting to deliberate on the progress made in cancer control by the organization.

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April 4, 2013

Between February 2011 and 2012, four BWS/NYSC cancer prevention advocates- Adebayo Olusegun, Emeofe Friday, Zubairu Toby and Mogekwu Chinwe in Imo and Abia States respectively received State/Chairman recognition and awards for their efforts at raising awareness of cancer in various grassroot communities in the States. The award included monetary rewards and certificate of recommendation by the State Governments and State Chairman respectively.

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December 10, 2012

BWS, in August 2011 received a letter of commendation from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) as the largest single contributor to the World Cancer Declaration from Africa. This contribution of BWS was featured in the UICC poster presentation of over half a million supporting signatures from around the world to his Excellency Bang Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and President of the United Nations General Assembly Josief Deiss in New York immediately prior to ther High Level Meeting on Non-communicable diseases by UICC President, Dr Eduardo Cazap of Argentina.  

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