Posted by Danielle Matia on November 18, 2010
Patient associations from across Africa have inspired and organized cancer awareness programs in their home towns with the shared goal of making access to cancer treatment a global health priority.
Togo. In Togo, the patient group leaders organized a full week of cancer education for children in their local school, followed by a soccer match to raise awareness about cancer control in Togo.
Sierra Leone. Group leaders in Sierra Leone organized a gathering with cancer survivors, physicians, Ministry of Health Representatives, World Health Organization representatives and media to let their community know about the needs of people living with cancer worldwide, followed by a cancer awareness walk through the center of Freetown.
Sudan. Cancer survivors living with CML and GIST, along with caregivers in Khartoum came together on October 19th in Sudan for a program to celebrate life.
Mauritius. In Mauritius, the patient group leaders organized a signature drive for the World Cancer Declaration at their local Victoria Hospital.
Kenya. Cyclers from Kenyatta University rode through the city of Nairobi, as organized by the patient group Henzo, in order to raise awareness about the needs of people living with cancer in Kenya.
Flip through the photo gallery to see highlights from each of the events.