ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition held its maiden Virtual conference on Strengthening Health Systems through Availability and Accessibility of Healthcare to Indigent Cancer & Maternal Health Women of Nigeria in a COVID-19 Climate during the 2021 International Women’s Week Celebration @GlobalGiving. Outstanding Women of purpose worthy to be emulated by many women across the globe were honored with ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Award on Project Partnership: Cancer Champion and the International Women’s Day Heroes were recognized with the Pink Neck Ribbon Cancer Project Ambassador Medal of Hope.
ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition provided advocacy, cancer awareness and education.
ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition’s Project aims to engage members of our various communities in supporting the strengtheningof health systems through availability and accessibility of healthcare to indigent women with cancer and maternal health issues in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Over the course of 2020, deep-seated gender inequalities exacerbated the consequences of the pandemic for women around the world. For ASA Women USA’s Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria project, the pandemic meant the indigent cancer & maternal health women lacked access to quality health services, insurance coverage for routine and catastrophic health costs in a country with under-resourced healthcare system. Gender stereotypes also limited their ability to access healthcare services.
As half of the world’s population, women drive major economic growth and major contributions to society. Managing change requires strong collaboration and partnership. Together with our global network of partners,we can continue to play an integral part in moving our project forward based on 65: 35 ratio by:
We at ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition have been empowering indigent women with Cancer & Maternal health issues through medical missions across the three Senatorial Zones in 27 towns in Anambra State with FREE breast, cervical & prostate cancer awareness, providing advocacy, education, screening, medically & surgically treated over 25,000 underprivileged persons and covered the hospital bills of the surgical patients during the coordinated post care medical missions at three major hospitals in Anambra State. ASA Women USA donated diagnostic equipments to hospitals. The most recent donation was to Anambra State COVID-19 fund, to bring palliative support to our indigent women at home and as part of her support to the State Government in the fight against COVID-19, and there is still so much to be done
Mark your calendars for upcoming JULY BONUS DAY @GlobalGiving on Wednesday, July 14th at 9 am EST to 23:59 pm EST. Matching Funds will be available @GlobalGiving. Your gift will go a long way and support our efforts in ensuring that women can access high-quality healthcare, and that those primary health needs particular to women and their families are addressed. This will promote economic productivity in the State and the Nation at Large.
Event Link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/healthcare-access-to-indigent-women-in-nigeria/
To watch a recap of the 2021 virtual conference, please click the link below: https://youtu.be/vpUS3D-fIjg
Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality. Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. Please continue to stay engaged with our team.
ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition received letters from a Medical Director and a Consultant Surgeon in Nigeria for financial assistance towards two indigent women with breast cancer. Kate, 53 years old female, was diagnosed in 2014 with right breast cancer for which she had right simple mastectomy and level 3 axillary clearance while Francisca, a 62 years old female, was diagnosed in 2018 with left breast cancer for which she had a total mastectomy along with left axillary lymph node dissection. These two women among our indigent women received payments for their follow-up breast cancer treatments, medications, diagnostic test with CT scan, mammography of the second breast and Lab tests. Two survivors still in the fight as they are heroes of hope for others as they echo that they are warriors and conqueror. Both Ladies were honored by ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Purple Medal of Hope at their Annual 5K Walk for Hope & Fight to End Cancer in 2019 at Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) Awka, Anambra State-Nigeria.
ASA Women USA strengthens the healthcare of indigent women in Anambra State, Nigeria one woman at a time. These two women have expressed their appreciation and impact of these extraordinary support by ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Team. Today, both women are doing fine.
When our project is fully funded, the ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition will support the strengthening of health system from a gender perspective in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as avoid interruption of other health services through the State's Health Insurance Scheme and the establishment of a community’s Cancer Diagnostic & Research Centre for a sustainable and cost effective means to accessing quality and affordable health services from the State's accredited public, mission and private hospitals across Anambra State, Nigeria and for long term economic impact.
We will be sending you regular reports about our work. This will keep you informed about all our accomplishments and show you how your generous donation was used. I hope you enjoy learning about our work and continue to stay engaged with our team.
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In hackening to the call for support by the Anambra State Government in collaborative bid to contain the spread of the novel Corona Virus in Anambra State, Nigeria and in line with their mission on providing healthcare access to cancer & maternal health indigent members in Anambra State, Nigeria, ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition sent a delegation to donate the sum of One Million naira to bring palliative support to our indigent members at home and as part of her support to the State Government in the fight against Covid-19.
When our project is fully funded, the ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Community Adoption Partnership Program will enroll the selected cancer & maternal health indigent members of our various communities in the State's Health Insurance Scheme for a sustainable and cost effective means to accessing quality and affordable health services from the State's accredited public, mission and private hospitals across Anambra State, Nigeria. The Guidelines for the Community Adoption Partnership Program for the enrollment process is available and the Benefits Package for the Anambra State Health Contributory Scheme is also available.
The ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Community Adoption Partnership Program Fund will support our major project on the expansion of a community's Health Centre into International Cancer Treatment/ Diagnostic Centre in Anambra State-Nigeria. The organization has completed the feasibility & Viability Studies, the full Architectural drawings, the floor plans and the bill of quantities for the International Cancer Diagnostic Centre in Anambra State, Nigeria, Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality.
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