cervical cancer screening exercise
cervical cancer screening exercise

The Ivorian National Council for Human Rights (CNDH), has held an information and awareness meeting in Abidjan for human rights organizations on cancers of the breast and cervix.

It was under the theme, “Awareness of human rights organizations on women’s cancers,” notes.This activity was part of the global campaign against cancer called “Pink October”.

It aimed, according to CNDH officials, to contribute at the national level to help reduce women’s cancers and prevention of relapses, through contributions and recommendations to enable women to fully enjoy their right to health.

CNDH Vice-President Dr. Marie-Paule Kodjo explained that there were serious illnesses that prevented women from fully and easily enjoying their natural rights to health, reproduction and life, such as women’s cancers. .

“Therefore, the CNDH remains convinced that only anticipation, prevention and awareness can contribute to effectively fight against these ruthless diseases,” she said.

A lecturer, oncologist at the University Hospital of Treichville, Dr Touré Moctar, explained that in 2018, more than 2600 new cases of cancer were detected and 1223 cases of related deaths were recorded in the country.

Breast cancer risk factors include precocious puberty (under nine years), menopause after 55, the first late pregnancies, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and tobacco.

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