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Air Peace partners firm on cancer treatment



A Nigeria leading airline, Air Peace, says it is partnering with Project Pink Blue to strengthen the capacity of cancer treatment through training in Oncology in the country.

The Air Peace, Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, made this known at the flag off programme in Lagos on Wednesday.

Olajide said the initiative was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility for the 2021 Upgrade Oncology Programme.

Our correspondent reports that the project is a US-Nigeria Science and Technology Exchange Programme.

Olajide, represented by Neda Kheiri, the Deputy Marketing Manager, commended the Executive Director of Pink Blue, Runcie Chidebe, and the entire leadership of the body for conceiving this initiative and seeing it through to this point.

She said: “I understand that a lot of work went into bringing these American medical experts to Nigeria.

“You have been able to provide cancer management training for 34 pharmacists across Nigeria. I am not sure this has been done before by any public-spirited organisation.

“We, at Air Peace, are very strategic in our Corporate Social Responsibility investments and the initiatives we identify with.

“We always invest and partner for significantly impactful programmes.

“So, this Pink Blue Oncology Training is one of such, as it seeks to build capacity in the very critical area of cancer management.

“This will be of tremendous value to Nigerians battling with cancer and boost its management.”

In his remarks, Chidebe said that the goal of the cancer body was to upgrade Oncology treatment.

The executive director of the firm said the training include: 150 doctors, 200 nurses and 34 Oncology pharmacists in 24 universities across the 14 states in Nigeria by the end of 2021.

Chidebe further expressed gratitude to the partners for throwing their weights behind the Upgrade Oncology Training.

Recall that Project Pink Blue is an organisation engaged in cancer awareness and free cancer screenings.

Others are: support to people battling with cancer, patient navigation, advocacy, fundraising for cancer patients, cancer research, oncology training and psychological support.

Yunus Yusuf

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