Africa Oxford Cancer Foundation
By 2020 there are expected to be 16 million new cases of cancer every year, 70 per cent of which will be in developing countries.
African countries are the least able of all developing countries to cope, having few cancer care services. Most Africans have no access to cancer screening, early diagnosis, treatment or palliative care. Consequently a diagnosis of cancer leads, in most cases, to a painful and distressing death.
THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION IS NOW!
AfrOx believes that by forging alliances of individuals, NGOs and governments to share expertise, technology, training and a degree of philanthropic support, much could be done to help reduce global disparities in cancer care.
News & Events
Running Superheroes WANTED!
8th March 2012
AfrOx is looking for volunteers to join our team of Superheroes for the 5K and 10K Superhero Run in London on May 13th!
National programmes to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the signs and symptoms of cancer will help promote early detection and better survival outcomes.Read more about this programme
AfrOx believes that sustainable treatment programmes need to be built in the context of the available human resources, equipment and facilities.Read more about this programme
Pain and symptom control, coupled with counseling and spiritual care, enables patients to die with dignity, preventing a painful and distressing death.Read more about this programme
AfrOx will work with and support the Ministries of Health in Sub-Saharan Africa to produce their own national cancer plans.Read more about this programme
A major obstacle in the provision of adequate cancer care in Africa is the lack of trained health care professionals.Read more about this programme
Letters of Supports
As a cancer sufferer myself, I welcome the attention this disease is receiving at this conference.
Archbishop Desmond M TutuRead More