. . . As the Foundation enlightens over 100,000 corps members on Breast and Cervical Cancers across Nigeria’s 37 NYSC Orientation Camps.

The “Arm Our Youths Health Campaign”, a technology-driven anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer initiative, has commenced across the 37 orientation camps for the Batch A, Stream One, of Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

The program, being delivered by the OCI Foundation in conjunction with the Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS), the First Ladies Against Cancer (NCS), and the Sweet Home Africa Humanitarian Foundation, also offers raffle giveaways to corps members. The Draw for the 2022 Batch-A, Stream-One, was held on March 11, 2022, with 20 winners emerging. The winner’s list is attached. A video recording of the Raffle Draw exercise is also attached.

This is the first of a Raffle Draw that will hold 6 times a year, every year, from now on.

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Earlier, in a statement made available to Journalists in Abuja, the program convener, the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation, said the programme is being implemented by the NYSC in collaboration with the Nigeria Cancer Society and the Nigerian First Ladies Against Cancer, as well as Sweet Home Humanitarian Foundation.

The statement recalled that the OCI Foundation had in October 2021, trained staff of the NYSC from across the 36 States and the FCT, ahead of this nationwide roll-out.

It explained further that the training included details of the functionalities of CerviBreast Mobile Phone Application, an anti-cancer App introduced by the Foundation to help with the early detection of Breast and Cervical Cancers.

“The Foundation also launched a digital cervical cancer screening centre with Nigeria’s FCT,” the statement said.

“On February 3, 2022, Wife of the President Aisha Buhari, launched the official commencement of the Anti-Cancer Health Campaign in Abuja,” it added.

In Anambra and Katsina states, the trained NYSC anchors for the Programme, Mrs Ujunwa Ubboe and Mrs Helen Sakyenu, informed the corps members that through the Cervi-Breast App, they would obtain the required preventive information, including Nollywood-themed videos relating to breast and cervical cancers.

According to the trainers, after the three weeks orientation and further online courses, corps members may be able to pass on the acquired knowledge to other youths in their host communities.



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