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Pink Pearl Foundation takes Breast Cancer Screening to Mosques



In a bid to rid Nigeria and its citizens of breast and cervical cancer, Pink Pearl Foundation was on hand at the Oluwole Ogba Mosque in Lagos state recently for a breast and cervical cancer training session.

The session featured an awareness lecture on breast and cervical cancer and a practical session on how a breast self-exam is conducted.

The lecture, delivered in English language, was given by one of the foundation’s medical professional Dr. Vivian Ochilogu and also interpreted into Yoruba by the presiding Host in order to carry along the listening audience. The lecture was punctuated by illustrations and images from the slideshow made available.

Another member of the foundation’s medical team, Dr. Tope Jones, rounded up the lecture and proceeded to demonstrate and teach the women the techniques on how to perform proper breast self-examination as early detection is key to survival.

This was closely followed by a question and answer session officiated by Dr. Ufuoma Oketete which ended the training session with a climax as the enlightened women presented the foundation and the medical team a resounding round of applause.

A free breast cancer screening later followed after the training session with 5 persons diagnosed of breast abnormalities out of the total 53 screened. Spokesperson for Pink Pearl Foundation, Grace Agbanajelu said, this forms the foundation’s most frequent question at the moment, which is, “what do people do after the screening”? “In as much as we try to keep our eyes on the goal of the foundation by its founder – Mrs Orode Ryan Okpu, we are working towards future projects of extending the NGO’s arm to the next level of establishing centres across Nigeria, we want to drive it home, into the hearts of people; the need to encourage women with abnormalities to take the next level of treatment seriously.

The Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Saadallah Bello gave the vote of thanks, acknowledging the foundation’s humanitarian work, the success of the training session and emphasized steps taken by the mosque to help women with abnormalities seek further medical attention. This, he said, was part of their routine and sermon to encourage the women at the mosque to own up to regular checks and also help others. He noted that the five women detected with breast abnormalities would be assisted in getting treatment.

About Pink Pearl Foundation

Pink Pearl Foundation is dedicated to providing high-quality breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for women who are under-served and to increasing public  awareness through education about symptoms, prevention, diseases processes and the importance of regular examination for early detection.


Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Purpleicious Babe

    June 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm



  2. Scopeman

    June 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Pink Pearl’s dedication to its course is highly admirable, this is a good step in the right direction. May God bless their efforts.

  3. Adedoyin

    June 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

    May God bless their efforts..

  4. Kada

    June 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

    @Least i now knw 9ja is still great wit moves like dis……May Allah bless dis foundation. AMEEN

  5. Rasaq

    June 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Jazakallah khayr, may Almighty Allah reward the foundation . What a nice move.

  6. Ndidi

    June 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Finally some good news from Nja. What a brave and dedicated organization to dare to go where they might not have been met with a welcome, given the subject matter. Got to also give kudos to the Chief Imam of the mosque for supporting the efforts. The last picture of the old Alhaji looking at the poster is priceless.

  7. iamfascinating

    June 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    really nice. God bless Pink Pearl.

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    June 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm


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