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Cancer Prevention Posters for Africa

afroxAt present cancer kills more than 7 million people per year andesmo is responsible for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.  It is estimated that if no action is taken, the situation will continue to deteriorate and by 2020 it is expected that there will be 16 million new cases per year.  70% of these new cases will occur in the developing world. 

However, up to one third of cancers are curable if treated early and another third can be prevented through health lifestyle changes.

AfrOx and ESMO Developing Countries Task Force are launching a series of cancer prevention and awareness posters that have been designed for use in Africa.  The posters are currently being piloted in Ghana, and have been designed with support from the Cancer Society of Ghana, clinicians and nurses in Ghana.  The aim of the pilot programme in Ghana is to develop a template for low-cost cancer awareness and prevention programmes that can be replicated in other developing countries.  We are also working in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and other ngos in Ghana to distribute the posters to health centres and directly to the general public.  This poster campaign will help improve people's understanding about the early signs of cancer and of how simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the likelihood of developing many cancers.  

For more information on the ESMO Developing Countries Task Force, click here.

These posters are free to download below and can be used by any organisation or individual, and in any country in the world.

If you use the posters, please send us an email at communications@afrox.org to give us some feedback about where you have used them and whether they have been useful.

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