Guest Contributor | Jul 12, 2018 | 0
Cancer Association ready for war
The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) and its Chief Executive Officer, Rolf Hansen invited their Project Partners and media earlier this week, to bring them up to date with their programme for 2016, as well as launch the “Masquerade Ball to Unmask Cancer”, which will take place on 12 February.
Hansen thanked the multitudes and sponsors who opened their hearts as well as those who gave their time and support to CAN in 2015.
“This year our main focus will be to educate, because cancer is still a stigma in Namibia, it is on its way to became the number one killer disease in Namibia,” he added.
He said that a shocking average of 3 000 cases of cancer are diagnosed with annually, “therefore it is important to educate the Nation on prevention, rehabilitation and to also have a hands- on approach,” he added.
He informed that their recent impact project ‘Northern Outreach’ is going strong since they handed over equipment, treatment chairs for chemotherapy infusion and administrative support equipment to the Oncology Department of the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
“During 2016 we will expand our Northern Outreach Programme to include the Onandjokwe Hospitalin Ondangwa, as well as reaching out to Rundu, Katima Mulilo and Rehoboth and vicinity,” said Hansen.
He also announced that CAN spend approximately N$2,5 million up until 31 December 2015, which is still increasing, therefore CAN needs the support of Namibians to assist them as a welfare organization to make an impact I the fight against cancer in Namibia.
The Cancer Association of Namibia is a non-profit welfare organization that is continuously striving to sere all Namibians in the fight against cancer. Their mission, in co-operation with the community and government is to fight cancer country wide, to the benefit of all Namibians.