George Kerry Life Foundation

Disease - Disability - Illiteracy - Poverty

October is Breast cancer month and we at GKLF are once again teaming up with Coca Cola and the US Consulate medical team to screen hundreds of women free of charge at Lagasa-Ibeju Lekki! 100,000 new cases of Breast cancer happen in Nigeria every year. These are not just numbers, these are people - Mothers, wives, sisters, daughters! One clinical breast examination, self breast examination or mammogram could save your life. Do not become a statistic. Help us spread the word! Share this on your timeline, Many Thanks!
Venue - Lagasa Community Health center, Lagasa road, Ibeju Lekki, Time 10.am, Date Saturday 21st October 2017. Free Breast screening, cervical cancer screening, Dental checks, consultation and medications.

Our very own Dr Matilda Kerry-Osazuwa founder of the George Kerry Life Foundation (GKLF) has been nominated for the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Nigeria Programme (JCI TOYP). She founded GKLF in 2007 to reduce the burden of breast and cervical cancer disease and death among Nigerian women, since then we have reached over 10,000 people and 100,000 families with health awareness, health education, training workshops, behavioral change communication, and free/subsidized screening and treatment of pre-cancer lesions of the cervix. The vision of the George Kerry Life Foundation is equitable healthcare for all African women. She is also a professional public health specialist, wife, mother, philanthropist, mentor to young people, feminist and all round advocate of good health and well being. Kindly vote her as recipient of this award at https://www.toyp.jci.ng/ till June 30th 2017

CHOICE

Changing Her Opportunities, Improving complete existence - CHOICE, is a behavioral change communication program for low resource settings designed to teach women to prioritize health and strive towards total wellness for self their families and communities. We launch CHOICE in Nigeria from May 8th - May 18th 2017 and Kesi Howard Outreach Coordinator at Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC is here to help tailor the program to local needs.  Choice is an initiative of The George Kerry Life Foundation and Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC in collaboration with the Mandela Washington Fellowship , the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), IREX, Bridgeway Micro Finance Bank and the Community Health Department LUTH.

CERVICAL CANCER MONTH, WORLD CANCER WEEK

Great outing at Agege Local Government Area (District) to mark cervical cancer month and world cancer week! Hundreds of local women educated and screened against breast cancer and cervical cancer, the men came out to support too.


This program was sponsored by Exquisite magazine, ELOY Awards, Oceanic Health, Bridgeway Microfinance Bank and ELLE.


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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH




We team up with Bridge way Microfinance bank and Elle to screen women against Breast cancer. 


Come and get your breasts checked with free minor endemic diseases consultation for women this Saturday 29th October 2016. 


Venue - Bridge way Microfinance bank, 49A Lafiaji way, Dolphin estate, Ikoyi , Lagos. Time 11am - 5pm!

a true african leader!

"YALI has taught me that we African leaders are all part of the same mission to elevate our people and end inequalities." - Matilda Kerry ‪#‎MandelaFellowMonday‬ ‪#‎Nigeria‬ ‪#‎YALI2016‬

A thousand young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa are participating in the 2016 Mandela Washington fellowship, a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  Among them is Founder/CEO of George Kerry life foundation - Dr Matilda Kerry.  

Her inspirational leadership and passion for women's health landed her a spot at the Andrew Young School of Policy studies, Georgia state University, Atlanta where over 6 weeks she hopes to learn and bring back best international practices to community health projects in Nigeria. 

EMPOWERING WOMEN

Dr Uzoamaka Igwilo, GKLF Campaign Manager gives an awareness talk to female adolescents in a public secondary school.  


We are empowering future female leaders!

XMAS FUNDRAISING FAMILY FEST



Over 500 underprivileged Kids in Mafoluku and over 1000 children in Makoko community enjoyed free medical services and a day of fun featuring bouncy castles, face painting Father Christmas, fun rides, party packs and loads of other fun. These events were made possible by partnerships with and sponsorship from The Bola Edun Foundation and the Joshua Okeowo Foundation respectively.  
The Joshua Okeowo Foundation is poised to impact thousands of lives with free medical services come 2016 starting with a free mobile clinic for Makoko community.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL SPONSORS AND DONORS!
Bella Naija, ABC Inflatables, Bebe Akinboade's blog, Strategic Outcomes, Coca cola.
Delibakes, Cakes by Tosan, Cakes and cream, Cake treat, Tiffany pearl, Odus martiello, Ooh La La, Roberts Cakes, Licious Desserts and Bakers World. 
Donations to George kerry Life Foundation, Skye Bank account 1150001067


PARTNERSHIP TO END STRUGGLE IN RURAL MAKOKO

For the 2nd year running, the J Simon Foreign Trust is transforming lives in Nigeria as GKLF teams up with the US Consulate medical team sponsored by the J kirby grant to provide free medical services, cervical and breast cancer awareness, screening and early treatment intervention for precancer lesions to indigens of Makoko. The program targeted primarily at woman will run from the 17th - 31st of October 2015.

Special Guest - Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Co-sponsored by coca cola and the Lagos state government.

To support this project kindly contact us on 08078467478, 08099553165

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN NURSES AND MID WIVES.....

In partnership with GKLF, The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives celebrate their annual nurses week in Badagry from the 13th-15th of October 2015 by providing free/subsidized cervical and breast cancer screening with early intervention for their members and the community.

The activities will range from health education and self breast examination demonstrations for adolescent secondary school girls and rural women to screening and early precancer cervical treatment. Kindly support this endeavor by contacting us! 08078467478, 0809553165.

TOMARO ISLAND SCREENING OUTREACH!

The George Kerry Life foundation in collaboration with the US Consulate Lagos state - beneficiary of the J Kirby grant, brought hope to rural women and girls of Tamaro Island, Amuwo Odofin - Lagos state in an extensive cervical and breast cancer awareness and intervention program for all islanders. 

The program screened one hundred and seventy eight (178) islanders for cervical cancer and provided early intervention treatment for nine (9) women.

Medical consultation and treatment of minor ailments were also provided by our team and volunteer doctors of the US consulate.

We hope to return in 2015 and provide more health care services for these indigens who desperately need more medical aid.

CANCER AWARENESS AND SCREENING OUTREACH!

The George Kerry Life foundation in collaboration with Living Green Foundation and the Iyana Ipaja Local government bring to Iyana Ipaja Community members an extensive awareness and screening program that will cover cervical, breast and prostate cancer health.

This exercise is set to take place in August 2014. 

Watch this space for more updates and information.

Signed  - Dr Matilda Kerry 

HEALTH WEBINAR ON PHYSICAL THERAPY AFTER CHILD BIRTH

Learn how to flatten your tummy and strengthen your core pelvic muscles after child birth.
JOIN THE WOMEN'S HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY USA AND GEORGE KERRY LIFE FOUNDATION
Saturday May 17th 2014 Time: 11am USA time / 4pm Nigerian time
Duration: 1hour
Access Webinar at:
http://scriptinc.adobeconnect.com/r78kygcq1tcAdobe Connect Login
You can call in to listen and ask questions! Conference call number:
+1 (804) 665-9969 Call ID 263-6937#
Presented By: Dr. Cora Huit
Women's Health Physical Therapy
1919 W. Huguenot Road suite 202 Richmond, VA 23235

Recommended for all women, recent mothers and Health care providers .
SPREAD THE WORD, Knowledge is power!

FREE CERVICAL SCREENING FOR ALL!!!      

The George Kerry Life foundation in line with international practice marked global cervical health awareness month in January by providing free cervical cancer screening services for women. Activities commenced on the 16th of January 2014. The screenings continued till the World Cancer Day.

Support our campaign! Make a donation today! Skye bank 1150001067

For cervical screening, Visit us at:

Venue - Namfi, No 1A Unity rod, off Mobolaji Bank Anthony way Ikeja

Time - 9am -4pm 

Call 08078467478 to sponsor more women or for more information.

2012 XMAS CHARITY DINNER & AUCTION

Our annual fundraiser took place on Sunday, 16th of December, 2012 to raise funds for Cervical Cancer control in Nigeria.

We again feature special Christmas cakes prepared and donated by the biggest and best bakeries in Nigeria! Participating are Cakes by Tosan, Odus martiello, Oh la la, Licious Desserts, Cakes and Cream, Cactus, Tiffany pearl, Delibakes  Cakes, Robert's Cakes, Hyacinth & Rosevelt, Tiers of Delight, Cake treat and many more!

This year, Cakes by Tosan took the award of Best Cake design as voted for by attending guests. We were able to raise 3.5million naira from the whole event!


A big Thank you to all our Celebrity Artists who performed pro bono aat this event - Comedy by Mandy! Music by INK and  BLO!

This event was powered by Vaccipharm, Exquisite Magazine, Strtegic outcomes, Pink Pearl Foundation,  Bella Naija, Kiss Mix and Power Horse, Benny Kobo Productions. 

You can still make a donation today through our secure online portal www.234give.com/charity/George-Kerry-Life-Foundation

LOVE WOMEN! HELP US END THE CERVICAL CANCER SCOURGE IN NIGERIA!

Tweet to us on twitter - @GKLFcervical 

PARTYING AGAINST CANCER!

The George Kerry Life Foundation  again teams up with Exquisite Magazine to party against cancer.

The Exquisite Magazine against Cancer Walk, (formally called the Exquisite Fashion Party) is an event which has been held annually since 2006. EMAC is held to increase the awareness for cervical, breast and prostate cancer and in the process promoting its partners and sponsors.

Partnering with George Kerry Life Foundation in 2010, exquisite has been able to provide cancer screening for many people free of charge at the exquisite fashion party.

This year instead of a party, the exquisite magazine against cancer walk has been created with the aim of screening even more people. In the last 2 years, 25% of the people screened had early stages of cervical cancer and we aim to help raise more awareness for cancer and highlight the importance of early detection.

The Aim is to continue to increase the awareness for:
- Cervical cancer which kills one woman every hour in Nigeria
- Breast cancer which kills a woman every minute and
- Prostate cancer where eight in ten black men will be affected in their lifetime.’’

Intending Participants can register on the day of the walk by 7am. Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

Route will be announced shortly.

Join us in the walk against cancer!

OVER 500 WOMEN SCREENED AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA 

From the 20th of August to the 25th of August 2012, over 500 women were screened for cervical and breast cancer in Delta state by the George Kerry life Foundation team in partnership with the Pink Pearl Foundation.

18 women were discovered to already have early pre cancer and were treated immediately. 4 women were found with suspected cervical cancer cases and  referred to General hospital Warri and General hospital Okwe for biopsy, histology and definitive diagnosis.

GKLF in collaboration with PPF is SAVING LIVES!

You can help us reach more women and save them from cervical cancer and breast cancer by making a donation today.

Please visit our Donations page or make a Bank payment to any of our accounts below.

George Kerry Life Foundation, Access Bank, 0014319482 or George Kerry Life Foundation Skye Bank, 1150001067

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TEAMS UP WITH GKLF

The Deputy Governor of Lagos state has expressed deep interest in teaming up with George Kerry Life Foundation in setting up Cervical Cancer screening and treatment centers (CECAC) in Lagos state.

At a recently concluded high level meeting which took place at the office of the Deputy Governor in Lagos state, Her Excellency Mrs Adejoke Adefurile promised a partnership with GKLF in setting up CECAC in every local government area in lagos state. These centers will provide awareness, free cervical screening and treatment for early precancer changes to women in Lagos state.

We comend her Excellency for her great passion in helping the impoverished women of Lagos state and look forward to this life saving collaboration.

CERVICAL SCREEN TRAINING FOR LGA NURSES

The George Kerry Life Foundation successfully trained 50 Nurses under Lagos State Local Government Service between the 20th and 22nd of July, 2010. 

—This training was designed to give the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform accurate, sensitive cervical screening to women using visual inspection with acetic acid [VIA] and visual inspection with Lugol’s iodine [VILI]).   —

This course was an interactive one giving the participants the freedom to ask Questions and share their experiences, information, and expectations for the course at the appropriate time.

ANTI STROKE CAMPAIGN

This programme started on the 8th of June, 2010 with a Seminar that educated over a hundred Nigerians over the age of forty five on preventing strokes by leading a healthy life style, continuously monitoring their health status and managing predisposing disease.  

The Anti-stroke Awareness entailed extensive talks on the meaning of stroke, the different causes of stroke, understanding the progress of the diseases that cause stroke with Hypertension and Diabetes in Focus, control and management of causative factors and diseases, the Role of Stress in Stroke, how to lead a healthy life style. A Medical screening session followed the awareness talks to detect those already at high risk of stroke. Hypertensive and diabetic states were detected and those who were found at risk appropriately managed.  

JANUARY IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

January is cervical cancer awareness month, watch out for our TV and radio public service announcements, TV interviews fund raisers. Visit our head office and partner clinics for free cervical cancer screening every month of January.  Don’t miss your chance to get FREE cervical and breast cancer screening done!