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Thought Leadership Series

Through our Hands: Collaborating for a cancer-free world for children and adolescents in Nigeria

By Olubunmi Oyebanji (Lead Writer) On the 15th of February every year, the world observes the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). It is a global collaborative campaign designed to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, as well as the survivors and their families. A cancer diagnosis […]

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Torchlight Series

If you build it, they will come; The organisations transforming cancer care in Nigeria

By Ada Ezeokoli & Beti Baiye (Lead Writers) In the story below, Nigeria Health Watch Graphics and Design Editor, Samuel Gada, shares his father’s cancer diagnosis and treatment journey: “I’m sorry to tell you Mr Gada, but you have cancer.” Those eleven words changed the course of my life forever. It felt like a punch […]

2nd Annual Medicaid Cancer Foundation Summit

Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF) has been complementing government’s efforts in tackling the menace of cancer in Nigeria since 2010. We have engaged in various enlightenment programmes, free cancer screening services and supporting treatment of cancer patients. In 2017, we had our inaugural cancer summit with the theme: “Accurate Data Collection as a Tool for Stimulating […]

Nigerian Cancer Society Conference 2018

The Nigerian Cancer Society conference has become the premier platform not only for the presentation of new medical knowledge, but also for unique networking opportunities. Building on the success of previous Conferences, the 2018 Conference will be the nation’s largest gathering of stakeholders in the field of cancer in Nigeria. With more than 2,000 delegates attending, […]