Possible Effect of Chemo if delivered manually
Dear Friends of St Cyril,
We have been able to complete our first chemo clinic at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) since March but, unfortunately, due to delay in completion because of downturn of our economy in Nigeria; change in management and Government policy; we have been unable to utilize the chemo suite. Though we were devastated by this major setback, we did not let it deter us. We are now at advanced stage of securing another premises of our own.
Despite this we were able to hold our 2nd Annual Seminar in August. The theme this year was "Palliative Cancer Care in Nigeria" We had an international speaker, Dr A. Hazini a well known Palliativist, Oncologist and Haematologist with many years experience in palliative care. We had Nigerian Oncology experts discussing pain management and psychological care of cancer patients. The panellists for the discussion section was made up of survivors and they gave insight into the urgent need for Palliative care team for cancer, in Nigeria. Subsequent to the seminar we have started gathering data on cancer patient experiences in Lagos. This will be valuable as we plan for treatment
We are also set to start a 3-month screening campaign titled "Time is Now" from October 2017. Our focus are the four most prevalent cancers in Nigeria-Breast, Cervix, Prostate and Colo-rectal. We hope to reach at least 100,000 people through social media, electronic and print media.We khope that at least 5% of them get screened. This is 5,000 more people taking that first step.
Thank you for your continued support. Please do not relent. We are starting our first clinic this year and know you will be right there with us-answering our call. Please share this with your friends and help us get the word out.
Lastly, please check if your employer matches employee funds on Globalgiving, so your donation can be even more.
Palliative Care seminar flyer
Treatment room before renovation
Chemo treatment room - after renovation