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‘Sustain medical research on breast, cervical cancer’

By Maria Famakinwa

Wife of Ondo State, Governor Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has charged medical researchers and practitioners to sustain continuous medical research on breast and cervical cancer.

She said this in her remarks during the launching of a book titled, ‘The Essential Textbook of Medicine.’ at Osun State University’s Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.

Mrs Akeredolu said:“There is much to be done and academics must be at the front campaign to finding lasting solutions to our myriad of challenges, including medical problems.

“We want more of this type of intellectual offering from our universities, particularly continuous medical research on breast and cervical cancer being a perennial malaise that is taking down our women exponentially.”

Mrs Akeredolu while commenting on the importance of the book said that the book was timely because it was produced at a time when our medical professionals were deserting the country for greener pastures at an alarming rate, noting that it would nourish our medical libraries and made a huge relief to the dearth of medical textbooks produced by African authors.

Her words:”The production of the book is timely, given that it’s produced at a time when our medical professionals are deserting the country for greener pastures at an alarming rate. Besides, the textbook will make a huge relief to the dearth of medical textbooks produced by African authors.

“It is therefore hope that this intervention will motivate practising and upcoming medics to be  committed to growing medical practice in Nigeria,” she said.

Mrs Akeredolu also commended the authors of the book, describing the work as a worthy intellectual intervention. She implored the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to find a middle ground towards resolving the lingering industrial action.

In her words: “Authoring the book, “Essential Textbook of Medicine” is a worthy intellectual intervention that I commend, very profoundly, and that should be applauded by all.The authors, in spite of the prevailing scorching economic difficulties and uninspiring work conditions for academics in the country, are committed to deepening knowledge base of medical students and practitioners, and also extending the frontiers of medical education.”

“I hereby call on the Federal Government and ASUU to find a middle ground towards resolving the lingering strike in the interest of our youths who usually bear the brunt, particularly the children from humble backgrounds.”

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