HEN FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE & FEMI GBAJABIAMILA FOUNDATION – FREE CANCER SCREENING IN LAGOS

HEN FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE AND FEMI GBAJABIAMILA FOUNDATION FREE CANCER SCREENING IN LAGOS, NIGERIA.
HEN Foundation, a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the University of Ibadan Cancer Research Center and The Femi Gbajabiamila Foundation will host a 3-day awareness and free cancer screening programme in Lagos State South Western Nigeria from 26th of October 2017. This programme, which is part of the activities to mark the 2017 international Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will see hundreds of women screened at the Akerele Healthcare Center Surulere, Lagos Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with Vickie Robert Hospitality Media, the President and Founder of Hen Foundation, Mr Jimmy Eniola said that women would be screened of breast and cervical cancer and treatment promptly offered to those at the risk of the ailment. He further reiterated that the awareness and screening programme was part of the organization’s effort at raising awareness amongst women
especially the need for regular self-examination and seeking preventive medical care where necessary as a way of increasing the survival rate of women. Mr Jimmy Eniola disclosed that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), breast cancer remains the most common malignancy in Nigeria, accounting for over 25,000 women mortalities annually. He stressed the need for medical check-ups as an avenue for EARLY DETECTION of the disease leading on to prompt treatment protocols that reduces mortality rates.
The screening exercise will run from Thursday 26th -28th October 2017. During the screening exercise, there will be counselling sessions
where participants will be enlightened on the importance and procedure for self-examination and possible ways of prevention. The screening exercise will avail the beneficiaries the opportunity to know their health status so as to seek early help where necessary and be reminded to adopt healthy living practices. On the final day donation of Medical Equipment to the University of Ibadan Cancer Research Centre and Akerele Healthcare Centre.

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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