COPE

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COPE

Nigeria
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
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Ebunola Anozie is championing women's health in Nigeria by creating higher consumer demand for prevention and treatment of health problems that commonly affect Nigerian women.

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Concerned by increasing health problems that disproportionately affect Nigerian women, Ebunola is educating women on the promotion and protection of female health, specifically in areas related to cancer. Tackling an issue that has not been addressed in Nigeria, Ebunola's efforts are the first to provide cancer information to women. Ebunola's emphasis is on three main areas: creating awareness, disseminating information, and cancer screening. She has built key relationships to support her work in each of these three areas. For example, she built a partnership with LUTH, a leading hospital in Nigeria, in order to gain the expert medical perspective necessary to carry out her mission.Importantly, Ebunola incorporates men into her work. To disseminate information about cancer and to empower women to protect themselves, she asks men to convey her message. Recently, she has expanded her work to address men as potential victims of cancer. Ebunola's model is replicable in many areas across Africa where cancer information is scarce and difficult to access.