The Minister addressed stakeholders, requesting more government money for cancer control

Stakeholders in the health sector have been tasked by Minister of Budget and Economic Planning Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to push for more government funding for cancer treatment and care.

He called for support for cancer sufferers and emphasized the necessity for industry players to have an impact on cancer-related legislation, all the while honoring the significant contributions made by stakeholders to the nation's effort to eradicate cancer.

At a Medicaid Cancer Foundation-organized cancer awareness walk in Abuja, Senator Bagudu issued the call.

He claimed that the #WalkAwayCancer event is a symbol of solidarity, resolve, and a shared desire to lessen the incidence of cancer in .

In a historic effort to draw attention to cancer control initiatives, cancer awareness enthusiasts, survivors, caregivers, and legislators flocked the streets of Abuja for the 5km WalkAwayCancer journey.

The long-distance walk started at Libreville Street in Wuse 2 and was intended to raise awareness about the nation's cancer epidemic.

During her speech, medical expert Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu urged everyone to get screened for cancer on a regular basis, pointing out that the majority of cases are detected too late to be effectively combated.

The CEO of Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Dr. Bagudu, stated that a significant factor in lowering the nation's cancer death rate is continued early diagnosis of the illness.

“This occasion demonstrates our steadfast commitment to spreading awareness and combating cancer. The tremendous amount of support we were shown is evidence of the increasing understanding of the need of early detection, prevention, and assistance for individuals impacted by this illness.

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“We can start to detect cancer early if we have regular screening, which is very much available and some of it is free. You can even do it yourself, do self-breast examination every month,” she recommended.

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