21 Feb 2023 Official Handover (Pics/Video): Toyota Camry for the OCI Foundation “Gynocular Digital Cancer Cantre”, Abuja, Nigeria (20/02/2023)
FEBRUARY 20, 2023 (Abuja, Nigeria): A Toyota Camry vehicle has been officially delivered by the OCI Foundation’s Networking Manager, Alhaji Abdullahi Rugai Aliyu, to the team at the Foundation’s Gynocular Digital Cancer Centre in Abuja, Nigeria.
On ground to receive the vehicle was the OCI Foundation’s Director of Gynocular Project, Dr Fatima Anga Inusa. Felicia Dagu and Luter Ikyobo were the other OCI Foundation team members present at the hand over ceremony.
The OCI Foundation’s GYNOCULAR PROJECT, strongly supported by the Swedish company, Gynius AB, offers an advanced and reliable cervical screening test to Nigerians. On February 3, 2022, the OCI Foundation’s Apo PHC Gynocular Center was commissioned by Nigeria’s Honourable Minister for the FCT, Her Excellency, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (with detailsHERE).
The Gynocular Project is part of the OCI Foundation novel anti-cancer health initiative tagged Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health Campaign targeting all of the 36 states of Nigeria (and the FCT).
The Gynocular has cutting edge optics and LED technology, and can be used in any health setting in the world (both urban and rural). It will be very suitable for remote locations in Nigeria, and can be used by any staff trained to do so, not necessarily medical practitioners. In addition to offering highly subsidized services to all the states of Nigeria during the ArOY Health Campaign roll outs in the respective states, the OCI Foundation intends to set up permanent screening centres in its Awka and Abuja locations, where the services will be rendered in an ongoing basis at token fees to Nigerian women, irrespective of their states of origin, tribe, or religious and political affiliations. The OCI Foundation, along with Gynius AB, intend to cover all parts of Nigeria, with time.
Recently, serving youth corps members with Nigeria’s National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Africa’s largest youth organisation, promoted the Gynolcular Project to Nigerian’s as part of the Second Edition of the OCI Foundation-sponsored VLS Social Media Contest.