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Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by EkoAtlantic: 1:50pm On Aug 29, 2013
August 28, 2013
The Ogun Government is to collaborate with a U.S. health care provider, HTI Global Cancer Partner, to establish a 200-million-dollar Cancer Institute in Sagamu, near Abeokuta. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka, who made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abeokuta at a news conference, said the institute would be the first of its kind in Africa.

He said that the institute would be built near the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu. The commissioner said that the proposed institute was being built to tackle the threat posed by cancer.

Soyinka said the establishment of the institute would help to raise public awareness on the disease,and that the institute would also undertake screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

According to the commissioner, the institute will also train healthcare providers and conduct research on cancer. Soyinka said the institute would be financed through bills from patients, medical tourists, the state’s health insurance scheme, donor agencies, as well as research sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.

“There are cancer centres and institutes across Africa but I can tell you none of them has a school. “We can get on top of the cancer epidemic in Nigeria and this is one of the ways this can be achieved,” Soyinka said.

The Chairman, Board of Managers of HTI Global Cancer Partners, Dr Bert Petersen, said the establishment of the proposed institute would help to transform Nigeria’s health sector.

He said only 15 per cent out of about 50,000 people diagnosed with cancer yearly in Nigeria survived. The board chairman said that the institute would help to increase the number of cancer survivors in the country.

Petersen said the establishment of the institute would also save Nigerians from the challenges of traveling out of the country for medical attention.

He said that the state-of-the-art institute would have some of its equipment imported from the U.S. and Europe, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
http://businessdayonline.com/2013/08/ogun-to-partner-u-s-firm-to-establish-cancer-institute/

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Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by mascot87(m): 2:00pm On Aug 29, 2013
First in Africa?That's a good news for the entire country.It would be beneficial to all Nigerian citizens.God bless the Federal republic of Nigeria smiley

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Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by EkoAtlantic: 2:04pm On Aug 29, 2013
mascot87: First in Africa?That's a good news for the entire country.It would be beneficial to all Nigerian citizens.God bless the Federal republic of Nigeria smiley

Amen

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Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by omonnakoda: 2:15pm On Aug 29, 2013
But TB Joshua is already dealing with cancer
Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by Nobody: 2:45pm On Aug 29, 2013
omonnakoda: But TB Joshua is already dealing with cancer
Rofl
Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by sEyi6: 3:55pm On Aug 29, 2013
Good news for Nigerians.

It is like Amosun meant business about topping Lagos as Nigeria's most industrial state. Many industries and companies have been moving into the state lately.
Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by Nobody: 12:42am On Sep 01, 2013
omonnakoda: But TB Joshua is already dealing with cancer

undecided undecided
Re: Ogun Partner's U.S. Firm To Establish $200m Cancer Institute In Sagamu by agbameta: 12:46am On Sep 01, 2013
Damn!!!!


Amosun is developmentally on a rampage



I think the bobo mean business about the overtaking Lagos challenge thingz ogrin

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