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Medicaid Foundation, NCS set up N50m fund for patients, scientific research

N50m Cancer Health Fund has been set up by the Medicaid Cancer Foundation in partnership with the Nigeria Cancer Society (NCS) to support indigent patients…

N50m Cancer Health Fund has been set up by the Medicaid Cancer Foundation in partnership with the Nigeria Cancer Society (NCS) to support indigent patients as well as scientific research to advance cancer care in Nigeria.

The Foundation, in a statement Sunday, said the Fund would help to increase access to clinical cancer care services following diagnosis in Nigeria and advance the quality of cancer care through indigenous scientific research. 

The foundation said the growing number of cancer cases across Nigeria and barriers to treatment services gave birth to the partnership.

It said the partnership would also benefit from technical partnerships with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the London Cancer Network.