Men on Blue
Project PINK BLUE is on a journey to change the way Africans think about cancer.
Statement of Needs
In Nigeria, cancer leads to over 72,000 deaths per annum (30924 for male and 40 647 for female). This number is set to increase given that there are 102,000 new cases of cancer every year. The estimated incidence for prostate cancer is (12%) and estimated mortality prostate (13%). Prostate cancer is the third leading cancer death in Nigeria and the leading cause of cancer deaths in Nigerian men. However, very little or nothing is said about Prostate cancer in Nigeria. Every October, virtually all cancer NGOs roll out their drums of awareness focused on breast cancer in Nigeria, Prostate cancer is always missing, while several men die in silence and pain because their prostate cancer was discovered at late stages.
What is Men on Blue?
Men on Blue is a health intervention focused on closing the gap of awareness, education and screenings for prostate cancer in rural communities of Lagos, Abuja and Enugu. The intervention will use three core strategies, such as: prostate cancer awareness, prostate cancer screenings and social media campaigns.
Our target is to screen 2000 men, reach 20,000 men directly, reach 30,000 women and youth directly in rural communities of Lagos State, FCT Abuja and Enugu State and 5million indirectly through traditional and social media in Nigeria.
To reduce the incidence of prostate cancer through the creation of a platform for prostate cancer awareness, screening and treatment support in Nigeria.
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