In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2023, African Women Mentoring and Inspiring Initiative (AWMII), a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to women’s health and empowerment, conducted a remarkable free medical outreach program for women. The event, which included screening for cervical cancer, provided crucial medical services to 250 women.
Under the theme of “Prioritizing Women’s Well-being,” the one-day event took place at Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria and aimed to raise awareness about women’s health issues, particularly the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. The NGO teamed up with a team of skilled medical experts and volunteers, leveraging their expertise to provide high-quality healthcare services to vulnerable women who otherwise may not have had access to such essential screenings.
Highlighting the urgency and importance of cervical cancer screening, a representative from the state’s ministry of health emphasized, “Cervical cancer is a significant concern globally, and early detection is crucial for successful treatment. By providing free cervical cancer screenings, we aim to save lives and empower women with knowledge about their own health.”
During the free medical outreach, 250 women in attendance received comprehensive medical examinations focusing on cervical cancer screening. Highly trained healthcare professionals performed tests, Pap smears, and physical pelvic examinations to detect any abnormalities that may indicate the presence of cervical cancer or precancerous conditions.
In addition to cervical cancer screenings, the event offered a range of other vital medical services specifically tailored to women’s needs. These services included general health check-ups, breast examinations, family planning consultations, and distribution of hygiene kits containing essential items such as sanitary pads, and educational materials on reproductive health.
Dr (Mrs) Nissi Ikenna Amadi, the founder of AWMII, expressed her gratitude for the collaborative efforts that made the medical outreach possible. She stated, “This event embodies our commitment to women’s wellbeing, providing essential healthcare services to those who often face limited access. We are thankful for our volunteers, medical experts, and generous sponsors who have made this event a success.”
The impact of the free medical outreach extended far beyond the immediate services provided. By raising awareness and promoting preventive healthcare practices, this initiative fosters a healthier community, empowers women to take control of their health, and contributes to reducing the burden of cervical cancer on society.
The African Women Mentoring and Inspiring Initiative (AWMII) remains committed to its mission of promoting women’s health and well-being year-round. By conducting free medical outreaches, raising awareness, and advocating for women’s rights, the organization continues to leave an indelible mark on the lives of women and communities.