Changing the narrative on Cancer care in Nigeria
Foundation for Cancer Care will continue to work in partnership with Lakeshore Cancer Center’s expert team of cancer specialists and health practitioners, to provide quality cancer screening and cancer treatment services to targeted communities. Since 2015, Foundation for Cancer has supported Lakeshore Cancer Center in achieving the following:
- Conducting free cancer screenings for over 4,000 people,
- Training over 1,500 medical professionals in various capacities;
- Engaging over 35 organizations in different cancer education, awareness and screening initiatives.
- Carrying out over 99 workshops and conferences on cancer awareness for the general public.
Foundation for Cancer Care plans to establish its own stand-alone programs that conduct and/or support research on cancer statistics in Nigeria, in order to develop effective strategies to reduce the cancer burden.
Foundation for Cancer Care’s programs will also show a commitment to education and capacity building in Nigeria with a special focus on equipping health practitioners with the resources they would need to be integral members in the national cancer control plan.
Overall, Foundation for Cancer Care will continue to be a strong advocate for quality cancer care in Africa.
Our aims and objectives
- To provide free cancer screening, diagnosis and cancer treatment to identified patients from low socioeconomic communities.
- To educate and train health workers to implement cancer screening and prevention strategies in their communities.
- To enhance collaborations between academic institutions, private enterprises, governmental and non-governmental institutions, directed at regional cancer care.
- To provide primary health centres and university teaching hospitals with access to information and resources on cancer prevention, screening and treatment.
- To conduct outreach events in collaboration with Lakeshore Cancer Center and other stakeholders to promote cancer awareness and screening for early detection.