The Pink Oak Cancer Trust (Pink Oak), Nigeria’s 1st Cancer Treatment Fund, is an innovative approach to mobilize funds for cancer diagnosis and treatment in Nigeria. It is a harmonized and coordinated approach to create a pool of funds from corporations,
Cancer is predominantly a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) and affects people all over the world. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013, over 14 million new cancer cases (about 39,000 per day) are diagnosed annually and the number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. 7 out of 10 cancer-related deaths occur in low and middle-income countries including Nigeria.
In Nigeria, about 90,000 persons with cancer die annually – the highest number in any single country globally. The occurrence appears to be on the increase.
Pink Oak members are civil society organization who carry out awareness, diagnosis and treatment support activities on various forms of cancer in Nigeria. This online forum provides a platform for members’ interaction and experience sharing.