Namibian cancer manual launched on Cancer Day
The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) supported World Cancer Awareness Day on 4 February by handing out Namibia’s first Cancer Awareness and Prevention Manual at International Pharmacy in Klein Windhoek. The manual is based on guidelines by The Union For International Cancer Control. Sister Christy Kavetuna gave a short message stating that this is a singular initiative under which the whole world can unite and fight cancer. “It is very important for Namibians to hold hands and support each other against this deadly disease through awareness and prevention,” she explained, advising all cancer warriors to hang in there and carry on with the fight. “They must know that they are not alone and that CAN will always be there to take them through their journey, during their fight against cancer,” she concluded. From the left are Maria Kwere from CAN, Estelle Viljoen, Deputy Chief Executive of CAN, Sister Christy Kavetuna and Isschlahan Beukes also from CAN, showing the public the new manuals that CAN produced for the campaign, ‘I Can, We Can, Namibia Can’. See article on page 14. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).