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Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: With support from our partners, Medicaid Group Nigeria is able to provide free CTs and MRIs for cancer patients
Feb 17, 2024, 16:05

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: With support from our partners, Medicaid Group Nigeria is able to provide free CTs and MRIs for cancer patients

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu shared on LinkedIn:

“It was a pleasure to conduct my mrd school classmate, and now Director General of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Dr Yau Idris, around our center.

Despite being a well proven and effective intervention, the use of radiation for diagnosis and treatment of cancer is paid for out of pocket and not affordable for most Nigerians (and other LMIC citizens).

With support from our partners, Medicaid Group Nigeria is able to provide free CTs and MRIs for cancer patients. The DG expressed his appreciation of our work to close the care gap and promised to look into some of the barriers we face.”

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.