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Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: I attended an event hosted by Chief of Defence Staff, for Prince Harry and Meghan
May 15, 2024, 15:14

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: I attended an event hosted by Chief of Defence Staff, for Prince Harry and Meghan

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu shared on X/Twitter:

“I attended an event hosted by Chief of Defence Staff, for Prince Harry and Meghan.

I drew parallels between my work with cancer patients and the injured service men and women Invictus Games Foundation work with. Both groups suffer from mental stress and face exclusion. Thus, the co-creation of mental and physical health is one that resonates with me, having spent the last 17 years working with cancer patients in Africa.

With the King’s cancer diagnosis and Meghan’s 43% Nigerian blood, I hope organizations around the Royal Family will come together and appreciate the need to include cancer advocacy in their programs.”

Video attached to the post.
Source: Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu/X

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.