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Roche Restates Commitment To Fight Cancer In Nigeria

Global pharmaceutical company Roche has restated its commitment to improve outcomes for everyone affected by cancer in Nigeria. This is as the company has consistently invested resources to ensure that patients with breast cancer, the most frequently occurring and most common cause of cancer death in Nigeria, are properly diagnosed and treated. In a press […]

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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, […]

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Pink Oak to sponsor treatment of 25 cancer patients in 5 months

The Pink Oak Cancer Trust is excited to announce that it is working with its partners to raise N100 million and sponsor the treatment of 25 or more cancer patients between August and December 2018. The Pink Oak Governing Board under the leadership of Mr. Fola Adeola has given an approval for this to happen in […]

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Legendary Nigerian R&B Artiste Banky W. joins Pink Oak to Fight Cancer

Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday 29th May 2018 – Pink Oak Cancer Trust announces the signing of Nigerian singer and actor, Mr. Bankole Wellington (Banky W.) as a Pink Oak Ambassador. He will be unveiled at a luncheon held in his honour at the Pink Oak Office in Asokoro, Abuja. Pink Oak Cancer is Nigeria’s 1st Cancer […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Winning the Cancer Battle in Nigeria; A Call to Action

Editor’s Note: February 4th was World Cancer Day, and this year’s theme is, “We can, I can.” For many people cancer is a dreaded word, understandably. In this week’s blog, two Nigerian cancer survivors share their stories of being diagnosed and overcoming the disease. We at Nigeria Health Watch look forward to a day when […]

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Health Policy Thought Leadership Series

Cancer: Time to wake up to the challenge in Nigeria!

As the world marks World Cancer Day, it forces us to focus again on the challenge of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in Nigeria. Most families in Nigeria have been confronted with cancer’s devastating diagnosis, and the opportunities for management are hardly better than they were 30 years ago. This year’s World Cancer day […]