Access Bank Retail Banking Team Launches 2nd Fibroid Awareness Campaign


Access Bank’s Retail Banking Team has officially launched the second edition of its Fibroid Awareness Campaign. This initiative aims to raise awareness about fibroids, educate the public on symptoms, treatments, and support those affected by this condition.

Key Highlights:

  • Fibroid Awareness Campaign: Access Bank is committed to increasing public knowledge about fibroids, a common yet often overlooked health issue affecting many women.
  • Educational Outreach: The campaign will feature a series of educational sessions, providing valuable information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for fibroids
  • Support and Resources: Access Bank will offer resources and support to women suffering from fibroids, ensuring they have access to the necessary medical care and information.
  • Community Engagement: The campaign will involve community events and partnerships with healthcare professionals to maximize its reach and impact.


Why This Campaign Matters:

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that can cause significant discomfort and health issues. By increasing awareness, Access Bank aims to encourage early diagnosis and treatment, improving the quality of life for many women.

This year, we are raising the bar of this social responsibility, targeting 100,000 women, providing 500 women with free diagnostic tests, and aiding 100 women in need of surgeries.

We have a dedicated website, which provides articles on fibroids, information on partner hospitals, as well as up-to-date information for individuals about the initiative”. Okoli concluded.

Reiterating Okoli’s comments, Group Head, Consumer Banking, Njideka Esomeju said, “ As part of our kick off activities to flag off the 2nd Fibroid campaign, we will be having a free Fibroid screenings and community health talk across 20 states. We will also have a webinar to listen and address women affected with Fibroids and other related health issues.

When we launched in 2022, we had a webinar addressing women affected by fibroids and in efforts to be at the forefront of public support for women’s health in Nigeria, we began the ‘Wear White Campaign’ in July last year during the Fibroid Awareness Month. In this pilot phase, the awareness and education campaign reached 17,266 women across 33 countries, with 156 women given access to proper diagnosis, assessment, and treatment recommendations.

You need to hear from our beneficiaries on how they have benefited from the project and the effects it has impacted on their lives. So we invite everyone to join us in this month for this important campaign. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless women by spreading knowledge, encouraging early diagnosis, and providing much-needed support”

Hannatu Botsha, one of the beneficiaries of the health initiative shared her testimony with newsmen during the launch. In her words,” I have come back with my mouth full of gratitude, I can’t thank this Retail team enough oo. I came across the free fibroid surgery in 2022 and was reluctant to apply because I thought it was for customers only, it took me days to make up my mind and give it a trial. I got a call from Oyindamola Oyebola (one of the staff in the dedicated team)on the 9th of February 2024 to ask if I was still interested in the surgery since she sent a mail I did not respond to. I saw that call as a sign from God because I was bleeding and having pains plus feeling movements in my abdomen. I went to the hospital got all the requirements from them and after a month the doctor called me to come for an all-expense paid surgery by Access Bank Retail team (is God not wonderful?).

 Surgery was done on 29th march which is good Friday for Jesus to die on our behalf, and I came out victorious and clean after all the scary gist I heard about fibroid surgery.

 I have come back with my testimony and gratitude to this wonderful team. God bless you all and may your pockets never run dry IJMN.

“It has been an exciting journey for the Access staff of the Retail Banking team,” said the Project Coordinator Adeola Rojaiye, reflecting on their recent accomplishments. “It gives us immense fulfilment to witness the positive impact we’ve made in the lives of our customers, thanks to our collective efforts and unwavering commitment. For more information on how to participate and be part of this journey please follow us @project_111_official on Instagram and YouTube and visit the Project 111 website at and contact us via email at Rojaiye concluded”.