World Cancer Day: Sierra Leone Government Boost Cancer Awareness


Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh joined His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and First Lady, Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio to commemorate the World Cancer Day, Monday February 4th, 2018, at the Bintumani International Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Freetown.

The event was organized by the Office of the First Lady, Mrs Fatima Bio with the theme: “I am and I will”.

The World Cancer Day is being celebrated every year on the 4th of February with the aim of empowering people across the world to show support, raise collective voice, take personal action and press their governments to do more in combating the dreadful disease.

It is also an awareness day to encourage cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

At the ceremony, a presentation was done by Abdul Otongi Conteh from the National Cancer Registry; statements were made by Madam Simingie Mondeh, a Cancer Survivor, Madam Tina Davis from Well Woman Clinic, Madam Elizabeth Bangura from ECOWAS Health who donated an Ultral Sound Machine to the Government of Sierra Leone, the Hon. Minister of Health and Sanitation, and the First Lady Mrs Fatima Maada Bio. The ceremony was climaxed with an official Keynote Address by His Excellency Rtd. Brigadier Dr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.


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