The Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says most cancers takes the lives of extra folks than COVID-19 and but it doesn’t get the identical consideration because the latter.
Prof. Abayomi acknowledged this in a put up on his Instagram deal with @profakinabayomi on Thursday.
He stated cervical most cancers is attributable to the Human Papilloma Virus just like COVID-19 and has many variants, thus presenting a biosecurity menace to the atmosphere.
In response to the World Well being Organisation, cervical most cancers is the fourth commonest most cancers in ladies
Abayomi wrote “It was my pleasure to attend the Press Convention on Cervical Most cancers-Free Nigeria Marketing campaign. The Conferences was hosted by the Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on his appointment because the Presidential Ambassador for the marketing campaign,
“I’m extremely honoured to have been invited to such an vital occasion geared toward addressing a illness that’s rampant amongst ladies and normally results in excessive mortality.
“Even supposing the illness is preventable and will be handled, it continues to take the lives of extra folks than COVID-19 and but nonetheless doesn’t get the identical consideration because the latter.
“Cervical most cancers is attributable to the Human Papilloma Virus just like COVID-19 and has many variants thus presenting a biosecurity menace to the environment.”
The commissioner emphasised the vital position which the Presidential Ambassador to the marketing campaign can play to encourage scientists and researchers to determine the variants that have an effect on us most on this atmosphere and goal such variants for more practical and environment friendly administration.
“It crucial to reiterate that it’s not ok for vaccines to be produced exterior of the shores of the nation with out the involvement of our scientists and researchers.
“There’s the necessity for native research documenting the consequences of those vaccines on our folks earlier than widespread inoculations are carried out. This has change into vital as Nigeria considers native manufacturing of vaccines,” he stated.
Abayomi famous that the Ogun State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Tomi Coker who was on the Convention was impressed with the concept of a marketing campaign geared in direction of discovering options to cervical most cancers in Nigeria.
WHO stated cervical most cancers develops in a lady’s cervix (the doorway to the uterus from the vagina) and almost all cervical most cancers instances (99 per cent) are linked to an infection with high-risk HPV, a particularly frequent virus transmitted via sexual contact.
“Though most infections with HPV resolve spontaneously and trigger no signs, persistent an infection could cause cervical most cancers in ladies.
“In 2018, an estimated 570,000 ladies had been recognized with cervical most cancers worldwide and about 311 000 ladies died from the illness.
“Efficient major (HPV vaccination) and secondary prevention approaches (screening for, and treating precancerous lesions) will stop most cervical most cancers instances,” it stated.
The UN company famous that when recognized, cervical most cancers is likely one of the most efficiently treatable types of most cancers, so long as it’s detected early and managed successfully.
“Cancers recognized in late phases may also be managed with applicable remedy and palliative care.
“With a complete strategy to stop, display screen and deal with, cervical most cancers will be eradicated as a public well being downside inside a era,” it stated.
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