Working In Oncology
Working In Oncology

Episode · 3 months ago

The Nonprofit That’s Making Incredible Strides to Raise Survivorship in Nigeria


How can we improve survivorship in a country where there’s no institute or agency for cancer control, no PET scans available, and no health insurance for 95% of the population?

The answer to this question isn’t simple. But it’s a conversation we need to have.

In this episode, we speak with Runcie C. W. Chidebe, Founder and Executive Director at Project PINK BLUE. He tells us about the budding state of oncology in Nigeria, as well as his nonprofit’s efforts to generate awareness, train doctors, increase access, and improve survivorship.

If you’re interested in “zooming out” and looking at Oncology care through a different lens, this episode is a must. And if you want to help, Runcie shares several ways to contribute, no matter where in the world you are.

Here are the show highlights:

- How Project PINK BLUE mobilizes thousands — and even the government — to help fight cancer (3:50)

- Why there’s a shortage of oncology doctors in Nigeria (5:26)

- “People working in oncology in many African countries are the best humans in the world — no apology!” (11:08)

- In a way, COVID-19 has actually had a positive impact on healthcare in Nigeria (16:10)

- Runcie’s call for global collaboration to improve HPV vaccine access (19:51)

- Want to help? Talk about it, partner with Project PINK BLUE, volunteer, or donate (25:32)

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