Women's Health Platforms Foundation (WHPF) is a non-governmental organization providing Nigerian women with low-cost health screenings, treatments and vaccinations against preventable diseases (especially breast and cervical cancers).


Our Vision

To have a country where women have access to basic and preventable healthcare services and as such no longer have to die from preventable diseases.

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive health education and quality preventive healthcare services to Nigerian women and girls, one community at a time.

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have been provided with breast examinations and cervical screening amongst other preventive health screenings
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women with abnormal changes on the cervix successfully treated to prevent cervical cancer in the future 

Our Programs

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BREAST AND CERVICAL SCREENINGS (POP-UP CLINICS & SCREENING CENTRE)

14,000 and 25,000; that’s the number of Nigerian women being diagnosed of breast and cervical cancers every year. Cervical Cancer kills a woman every hour. The Interesting part about all these is both cancers are 100% preventable with regular screenings and early treatments of suspected lumps and HPV infections.


We also found from research conducted that the reason many women never get screened is ;


1. Ignorance: They are simply not aware of the disease processes of these diseases or the screening and vaccination services available to them for prevention


2. Financial Constraints: Many women cannot afford the high cost of screening services in clinics/hospitals etc.


Here at WHPF, we think that these deaths are needless and a waste of human lives, hence the reason we started the free screening clinics across major cities in Nigeria to give women the opportunity to get screened and treat HPV infections early to prevent cervical cancer in the future.

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COMMUNITY SCREEN & TREAT PROGRAM

Women of lower socioeconomic status are not able to afford these types of preventive services as they usually do not have any form of health insurance. A study conducted in Ibadan, a city in the south-western part of Nigeria in the year 2012 identified financial constraints as a factor affecting the utilisation of cervical screening services 


As a result of these shortcomings, in low and middle income countries, the WHO recommends using a screen-and-treat approach where the decision to administer treatment lies on the result from a screening test and not waiting to confirm a high-grade infection from a histology first. 


Our screen and treat program takes us to communities where high risk women reside with little to no access to basic healthcare services. We screen them for the presence of a HPV infection and treat immediately in order to prevent these deadly diseases.  

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BREAST EXAMINATION & MENSTRUAL CYCLE EDUCATION FOR IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS

Absent and painful periods are the most common complaints in adolescent gynecology. Other menstrual cycle related issues have also been found to affect the self-esteem of girls while growing up which in turn affects their studies. Some girls have to miss school for up to a week during their periods.  

Our program teaches the girls self-breast examination so it becomes a healthy habit as they transient to adulthood. It also teaches them menstrual cycle tracking and nutrition for stress-free periods. 

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Did you know?

  • A breast examination is best performed on Day 7 of your menstrual cycle (Day 1 is the first day you bleed)
  • A monthly self-breast examination is not to check for cancer but to know how you breasts feel normally so the minutes anything unusually shows up, you will catch it early(which is when survival rate is up to 100%)
  • Women below 35 years should have a breast scan once every year
  • Women above 35 years should have a mammogram once every year

Our work & Testimonials

Our free screening program

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Happy faces from our latest screen and treat village outreach

Want to be part of a great cause? Help us reach more women by clicking the button below to make a donation 

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BE-ME School Program

Are you passionate about the girl child and want to see that girls achieve their full potential? Support this program by clicking the button below to make a donation

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Did you know?

  • Almost all sexually active people have HPV
  • Condoms do not prevent the spread of HPV 
  • Regular screenings is not to check for cancer but to prevent it
  • A cervical screening checks for the presence of a HPV infection
  • A HPV infection left untreated is what turns into cervical cancer over the years
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