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Pharmaceutical firm increases funds for children fighting cancer

Pharmaceutical firm increases funds for children fighting cancer

Local a local pharmaceutical company, GEKA Pharma recently handed over N$120,000 too the Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia Interim Home (CHICA) fund of the Cancer Association of Namibia.

The funds will be for the support for children fighting cancer in then country and this year, GEKA increased the funds by N$20,000 as compared to last year’s donation.

GEKA was the first sponsor of CHICA Namibia since its inception in 2006, since they felt children with cancer often do not receive as much attention as adults.

Jan-Christo Coetzer from GEKA said hopefully in the coming years their company will be able to yet again increase their contribution to CHICA

CHICA was formed to foster increased public awareness and bring knowledge of childhood cancer warning signs to the general public. The wing also tries to support by offering emotional and financial support to enhance the quality of life of cancer patients and their families

Last year Geka Pharma donated N$100,000 to CHICA, with the funds earmarked specifically for less-fortunate young Namibians, who need nappies, nutritional supplements, and food and formula milk products.

Caption: Jan-Christo Coetzer (2nd from left) of GEKA Pharma pictured with the GEKA Pharma and CAN staff at the recently opened CHICA Interim Home for childhood cancer patients’ support in Windhoek West.

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