UCH, NGO, Call on Women to Prioritise Regular Checkups

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According to an American author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, a woman’s health is her capital.

Your health is your duty as a woman, not that of your neighbours. Dr Olufunmilayo Badru, a consultant family physician at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan; Mrs Mariam Johnson, a registered nurse; Tunrayo Falade, the convener of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), The Complete Woman; and a host of other medical professionals have cautioned women not to ignore their health but to take the necessary steps to live a meaningful life regardless of how busy they are.

This advice was disclosed recently during a free medical outreach organised by the NGO in collaboration with the Women’s Fellowship, Chapel of Resurrection, UCH, with the theme: “Living a Healthy Life in Challenging Times.”

Badru urged women to take their health seriously.

Also, Falade warned women against neglecting their health: “We are opening their eyes to what they need to do. Women need to pay attention to how their body works. Regular medical checkups should be a priority.”

The project’s registered nurse and medical coordinator stressed the importance of motivating women and educating them on the value of cervical screening. Listing the benefits, she said, “Going for a Medical Checkup regularly can reduce your risk of getting sick, regular Checkups can help identify stress-related diseases, yearly Checkups can help to identify blood test results, periodic Health Checkups will make you more aware of your health, and yearly Full Body Chest X-rays can help identify cancers,”

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