22 Nov CANCER ASSOCIATION NAMIBIA
WHO ARE WE?
The Cancer Association of Namibia is situated at 90 John Meinert Street in Windhoek, Namibia and our core focus is the create awareness on cancer in Namibia, fight cancer to the best of our abilities through various media available and in co-operation with our local Namibian communities, and assist cancer patients emotionally, physically and financially as best possible through their journey.
WHAT IS CANCER?
The “2016 – 2018 Cancer Awareness and Prevention Manual for the Republic of Namibia” as presented by the Cancer Association of Namibia through the guidance of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) falls under the World Cancer Prevention Campaign of the UICC. The aim is to put cancer on the global agenda and to scale up awareness of the fight against cancer, which in many counties, still takes a back seat to other public health priorities.
World Cancer Day on 04 February annually allows the Association the opportunity to raise public awareness through the media on a national level. During 2016 -2018 this will be an ongoing campaign throughout the year with awareness and education sessions in Namibian schools, community halls, the workplace and medical centres – every Namibian must be informed!
MYTHS ABOUT CANCER WE WANT TO DISPEL…
MYTH 1 – We don’t need to talk about cancer…
TRUTH 1: Whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level
MYTH 2 – There are no signs or symptoms of cancer…
TRUTH 2: For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms and the benefits of early detection are indisputable
MYTH 3 – there is nothing I can do about cancer…
TRUTH 3: There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level and with the right strategies, a third of the most common strategies can be prevented
MYTH 4: I don’t have the right to cancer care…
TRUTH 4: All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms. In Namibia cancer patients can contact the Cancer Association of Namibia to assist them and guide them to the correct medical assistance.
OUR PILLARS OF HOPE
The Cancer Association of Namibia is proud to communicate to the Namibian public our “Pillars of Hope” – guiding C.A.N. strategically to support our community as best we can, to fight cancer in our country!
Cancer Communication & Awareness
National Cancer Outreach Program
Patient Financial Assistance Program
Patient Accommodation Support
Data & Research
Regional Committees & Branches
Support to Government
Projects & Fundraising
Cancer Education & Care