The Chief Executive Officer of Medicaid Cancer Foundation and First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, has received an award for her cancer and health-related activities.
A statement from the foundation said she received the Global Health Distinguished Leader award during the 2023 Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States of America (USA).
The GHC Summit brought together healthcare experts, policymakers, and global leaders to discuss innovative strategies for improving global health outcomes with the theme, “Cancer Moonshot 2.0: Win-win collaborations to advance global health and development.”
Speaking during the summit, Dr Bagudu said harnessing partnerships and innovations are important ways of addressing the challenges facing cancer patients in Nigeria and other low and middle-income countries.
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She said there was a need to work together to increase awareness about cancer; improve access to cancer screening and treatment, and support cancer patients and their families.
Bagudu said she was honoured to have the opportunity to attend the Global Health Catalyst summit and to collaborate with many talented individuals and organizations working towards a common goal.
Dr. Wilfred Ngwa, Founder and Director of the summit, said the summit provided a unique opportunity for healthcare experts and leaders to come together and develop new strategies for addressing the most pressing global health challenges.
The GHC Summit concluded with the adoption of several new strategies and initiatives aimed at improving global health outcomes such as creating new partnerships.