Access Bank’s ‘W’ Initiative, a flagship women empowerment programme, has organised a breast cancer campaign for eight weeks in commemoration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event spread awareness about the realities of breast cancer in Nigeria and also created opportunities for women to get free screening by medical experts.
This campaign, which aimed at improving community awareness on health issues that affect women and their families, screened over 300 women in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.
In addition to cervical screening in Lagos, courtesy of partner hospitals, female staff members of Access Bank also benefited from the campaign, enjoying access to the breast cancer screenings.
Group Head, W Initiative, Access Bank Plc, Ayona Trimnell, said: “We are very delighted to see all the Nigerian women we were able to support with our breast cancer campaign. Breast cancer is a major health issue affecting women in Nigeria, with little attention been placed on its impact. We encourage the women who participated from the free screening and other women across Nigeria to continue to have regular check-ups from their gynaecologists and also enlighten other women on the importance of a regular breast screening.”
“At Access Bank, we hope to do so much more for the women who have trusted us with their resources as we launch new campaigns that would educate, enlighten, and provide them with the financial assistance they need to live healthy and full lives,” she added.
The W Initiative has become home to everything Access Bank has to offer women. These privileges range from financial to lifestyle needs.
Under the initiative, participating women and their families have been given access to a wide range of privileges, including access to credit facilities to not only fund women owned businesses but also healthcare needs.