Osun Govt Secures German Medical Experts to Tackle Cancer Headlong

In line with the Six Point Integral Action Plan of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the Osun State government has secured the commitment of a notable German institute to assist the state in improving health care delivery.

A team of seasoned German oncologists from the Institute for Operative Medicine of the Otto-yon Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany, will be in the Osun state between Feb 1 to Feb 4, 2017, to perfect plans on collaborative effort on control, treatment and management of various classes of cancer in the state.

The programme will include cancer screening right from Primary Health Centre to Secondary and Tertiary healthcare system. Cancer is known to be third leading cause of death in this part of the world.

The Institute for Operative Medizine of the Otto-yon Guericke-University had acceded to the request of the state government to tackle headlong health challenges posed by cancer-related diseases and as well render services on general surgery operation

According to a letter of acknowledgement signed by the Head of the institute, Prof. Hans Lippert, the institute will also support the state Government fully in cancer preventive awareness

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health in Osun State, Dr Adeyinka Eso, said the four-day visit of the German oncologist team will afford the medical experts in the state health ministry some high-level technical interaction on control and management of cancer disease at all tiers of the state health system.