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Cancer is responsible for almost 79,000 deaths in Nigeria each year, with an estimated 124,000 new cases of cancer annually. By joining C/Can, Abuja’s city leaders will strive to build multi-sectoral programs to improve access to oncological care, in close cooperation with international experts and interested organisations.
  • Joined C/CAN

    August 2023

  • Projects


  • Phase

    Needs Assessment

Why it matters

  • 206
    Cancer incidence rate (per 100,000)
  • 3.8 M
    Nigeria population
  • 38
    Cancer mortality rate (per 100,000)

Needs and challenges in Abuja

A multidisciplinary technical committee of local experts and institutions will undertake an analysis of the state of cancer care in the city and identifying essential priorities.

Owens Wiwa

Through C/Can, we have an unparalleled opportunity to ensure that progress made in cancer care at a city level will benefit the most people in both Abuja and the rest of Nigeria.

Owens Wiwa
Executive Vice President of the Clinton Health Access Initiative Nigeria
Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu

Alone, we can do a lot. However, as partners, we can strengthen Abuja’s cancer ecosystem. I am certain that this partnership with C/Can will achieve the much-needed transformation.

Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu
CEO of the Medicaid Cancer Foundation
Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello

Given Nigeria’s sizable population within the region, Abuja's partnership with C/Can carries immense potential for broad-scale impact on our health systems and the health of our population.

Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration
Engr, P. Funso Adebiyi

This collective effort strengthens the Ministry’s commitment to fostering a healthier Nigeria by urgently reducing our country’s cancer incidence and mortality.

Engr, P. Funso Adebiyi
Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health

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