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Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: I was a panelist Project PINK BLUE’s World Cancer Day symposium
Feb 8, 2024, 21:40

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: I was a panelist Project PINK BLUE’s World Cancer Day symposium

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu shared a post on LinkedIn:

“Yesterday, I was a panelist Project PINK BLUE’s
World Cancer Day symposium.

I discussed the exit of two major pharmaceutical companies-GSK Sanofi (and 3 other multinationals) from Nigeria. It will have no doubt have a detrimental effect on access to some cancer medicines/services. Unfortunately, that is the macroeconomic reality of dollar denominated organizations.

However, it should also be seen as an opportunity for private sector growth and a call for government to boost local manufacturing capacity.

It was significant that we had in attendance, the Honorable Ministers of Health and Budget, who made valuable contributions on how to Close The Care Gap. Kudos Runcie C.W. Chidebe and team.

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.