The wife of the governor of Nigeria’s Oyo state, Her Excellency Florence Ajimobi, is set to host a parallel event on breast and cervical cancer at the forthcoming 61st session of the United Nation’s Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) scheduled for 13th to 24th March, 2017 in New York.
The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is “the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”
The 2017 CSW session has as its priority theme: “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work” while its emerging focus area is: “The Empowerment of Indigenous Women”. And the review theme for the 61st session of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls (Agreed Conclusions of the Fifty-Eighth Session)”.
H.E Florence Ajimobi, whose forum at the 2017 CSW is themed: “Empowering the Indigenous African Woman to Confront Breast and Cervical Cancers,” is being organized under the name of her nonprofit, Access to Basic (medical) Care Foundation, and is scheduled to take place on March 21, 2017 at the Church Centre for the United Nations.
ABC Foundation was founded in 2013 by H.E Florence Ajimobi with the vision to ensure every individual has access to primary care as well as provide cancer prevention services, the foundation has since inception remain at the forefront of advocacy for improved cancer control in Nigeria and Africa in general.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more women in Africa are dying of breast and cervical cancer now than of pregnancy-related complications, therefore, the event seeks to highlight the cancer burden in Africa and proffer ways by which influential African women can be actively involved in the empowerment of indigenous African women to combat the two killer diseases.
You can register to attend here; https://goo.gl/e0ZT5P