100,000 women die of cervical cancer yearly in Nigeria, says expert



No fewer than 100,000 Nigerian women die of cervical cancer yearly in the country.

This was disclosed by a former Advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Professor Oladapo Walker at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) holding at Babcock University Teaching Hospital chapter, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State.

His words, “I can tell you for sure that every year about a 100,000 women in Nigeria die of cervical cancer. Globally about a million women have the disease. With the population of Nigeria, saying that about hundred thousand women have the disease every year is a gross under-estimation”.

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  • Terry Lynch

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