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Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: As Abuja, joins City Cancer Challenge network, I joined other esteemed speakers to share the barriers in to improving cancer control at the CCan session during Aortic2023
Nov 9, 2023, 22:09

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: As Abuja, joins City Cancer Challenge network, I joined other esteemed speakers to share the barriers in to improving cancer control at the CCan session during Aortic2023

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, made the following post on LinkedIn:

“As Abuja, joins City Cancer Challenge network, I joined other esteemed speakers to share the barriers in to improving cancer control at the CCan session during Aortic2023. Top of my list were health literacy, alternative treatment seeking and access.

A 2021 publication by MEDICAID CANCER FOUNDATION and Chatham House states that, in terms of physical accessibility to a comprehensive cancer center in Nigeria, only 69% of the population have access within 4 hours of continuous vehicular travel. This subjects patients to unnecessary, delays, risks and hardships when accessing care.

Using the vantage opportunities and capacity CCan provides, we look forward to producing bankable projects to improve on such statistics.”

Source: Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu/LinkedIn

Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu is the First Lady of Kebbi State, a global cancer advocate, a pediatrician, a UICC Board Member, a Founder of the Medicaid Cancer Foundation, and the Chairperson of First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC), a coalition of the spouses of current and former state governors in Nigeria who are working to address gaps in the cancer continuum of care. In her role as the First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr Bagudu is working with the state ministries of health, education, and women affairs to implement programs to sustainably improve menstrual hygiene, girl-child education, economic empowerment of women, and put an end to gender-based violence. Her Excellency is a member of the Editorial Board of OncoDaily.