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Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: Hitting article on cancer care emergency on world refugee week
Jun 22, 2024, 07:03

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: Hitting article on cancer care emergency on world refugee week

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu shared a post by Nazik Hammad, on X:

This world refugee week, I am reminded of this short but hitting article from Nazik Hammad focusing on cancer care emergency, which sadly, still lingers. The number of internally displaced people in Sudan has reached over 10M whilst 2.5M have crossed the borders.

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu

Quoting Nazik Hammad‘s post:

“Just published in the Lancet: our short article on the enormity of the effect of the current conflict in Sudan on cancer care in Sudan and the entire region. The war must stop and concerted efforts are needed to respond to the crisis.”

Source: Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu/X and Nazik Hammad/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.

Nazik Hammad is a Sudanese Canadian Professor of medical oncology, at Saint Michael Hospital, Department of Medicine,  University of Toronto .  Her academic work and research interests include medical education and workforce development in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Other research and academic interests include value-based cancer care, global and local inequities and disparities in cancer, global health and global oncology,  women as health care professionals and cancer in conflict zones. Together with colleagues in Africa she led the first Choosing Wisely Africa initiative. She is a co-author in the Lancet Oncology commission for Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Women, Power and Cancer.