CECP Flagship Focal Cause


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The flagship cause is the BIG WAR against Cancer and the ten major Cancer-related Diseases (Diabetes, Renal Disease, Obesity, Hypertension, Malaria, Schistosomiasis, Helicobacter pylori, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and HPV). The BIG WAR is aimed at taking holistic preventive health care to the grassroots through the use of Mobile Cancer Centres (MCC).

The BIG WAR is powered by the National Cancer Prevention Programme (NCPP). The NCPP is a non-governmental initiative of mass medical mission (mmm), a registered nonprofit organisation. mass medical mission is a full member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

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The NCPP pioneered nationwide community-based mass Cervical and later, Prostate Cancer Screening, in Nigeria. With exceptional missionary zeal, the NCPP has been at work since 2007, carrying out awareness, screening and treatment campaigns across the nation. Over 100,000 Nigerians have been directly screened and treated so far, and through the awareness created, the NCPP is helping to protect millions of Nigerians from cancer.This monumental effort has contributed immensely to the reduction of cervical cancer deaths in Nigeria from 26 daily in 2008 to 22 daily in 2012 (W.H.O. data). There is an urgent need to scale up this effort. The Mobile Cancer Centres (MCC) will facilitate the needed expansion.

To this end, mass medical mission initiated CECP-Nigeria, as a fund – raising platform. The short-term goal of CECP is to raise funds towards the acquisition of the 37 Mobile Cancer Centres to take cancer prevention and holistic preventive health-care to the grassroots of Nigeria.

CECP has successfully raised funds for the pilot set of MCC which have been ordered and would be deployed by mass medical mission in the second half of 2017. In addition, four fixed cancer prevention and health promotion centres have been established, strategically located in each of the four former regions of Nigeria [Eastern (Port Harcourt), Midwestern (Asaba), Northern (Abuja), Western (Lagos)]; respectively. These will serve as the Base Centres for the Mobile Cancer Centres.

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A Mobile Cancer Centre is NOT the same as a Mobile Mammogram. Rather, it is a clinic on wheels, in which screening, follow-up and treatment (including surgeries), can take place. It includes facilities for mammography, sonology, colonoscopy, colposcopy and cryotherapy, as well as a surgical theatre. It also contains laboratory facilities for screening against certain cancers like prostate, colon and bladder cancer and Ten Major Cancer-related killer diseases.  Thus the MCC would tackle the double burden of disease, i.e. Communicable & Non-Communicable. Each Mobile unit costs six hundred thousand US dollars ($ 600, 000).

WHY WAS CANCER CHOSEN AS THE FIRST FOCAL CAUSE OF THE CECP?              

The CECP is concerned with all aspects of societal well-being including health. The choice of cancer as the flagship cause for the CECP initiative is strategic given the fact that cancer is not just a health issue.

Cancer affects every ramification of life and should be a major concern to the private sector, since it has cut short the lives and careers of many gifted and talented professionals. Cancer is a catastrophic illness. A catastrophic illness is any disease that takes away more than 30% of the income of the family. Therefore tackling the problem of cancer indirectly, solves other related problems like children dropping out of school, poverty e.t.c.

THE NEED FOR THE BIG WAR (THE CASE AGAINST CANCER)

1.    CANCER —THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF MANKIND

•    Cancer is the number one killer disease of mankind

•    One out of every three persons will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

•    Cancer is now responsible for almost one in six deaths globally

2.    CANCER —A GROWING EPIDEMIC

•    The worldwide burden of cancer doubled between 1975 and 2000 and is set to double again by 2020 and nearly triple by 2030.

•    It is projected that by 2030, one out of every two persons will be diagnosed of cancer in their lifetime

•    In contract, deaths from infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS will decline by 7 million every year

3.    CANCER — A MAJOR PLAGUE IN NIGERIA

•    Every year over 100,000 Nigerians are diagnosed with cancer, and over 70,000 die from the disease

•    The Nigerian cancer death ratio of about 1 in 5 is one of the worst in the whole world

•    Cancer and the ten related diseases kills more people than all other causes of death in Nigeria

4.    CANCER — THREE COMMON CANCERS KILL 90 NIGERIANS DAILY

•    Cervical cancer which is virtually 100 per cent preventable kills one woman every hour in Nigeria.

•    Breast cancer now kills 40 Nigerians every day (up from 30 daily in 2008)

•    Prostate cancer kills 26 Nigerian men every day (up from 14 daily in 2008) (W.H.O. Report, 2013).

5.CANCER – CAN AFFECT ANY ORGAN, ANY PERSON & ANY FAMILY

•    All organs of the body are prone to cancer, except the nail and hair, which are composed of dead cells

•    Cancer can affect anyone, irrespective of age, sex or social class; some children are born with cancer

•    When Cancer affects an individual, the entire family suffers. ‘A person does not have cancer; a family does.’

5.    CANCER — THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE ILLNESS

•    Cancer’s economic toll was $1.16 trillion in 2010 (up from $895 billion in 2008 — equivalent to 1.5 percent of the world’s GDP)

•    Nigerians spend $200 million annually to seek treatment abroad

•    Corporate organizations in Nigeria expend a lot of funds on treating preventable cancers among their employees every year

6.    CANCER —THE GREATEST CAUSE OF INEQUALITY IN GLOBAL HEALTH

•    70% of cancer deaths take place in poor countries due to lack of infrastructure to deal with the problems

•    Only 5% of global resources for cancer are spent in developing countries

•    Cancer hits the poor and vulnerable particularly hard, and drive them deeper into poverty

7.    CANCER —-MOST RELATED DEATHS CAN BE PREVENTED

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

•    1/3 of all cancers can be prevented

•    Another 1/3 can be effectively cured with early diagnosis

•    Palliative care can improve the quality of life of the last third

8.    CANCER —-NIGERIA’S HEALTH SYSTEM IS ILL PREPARED TO DEAL WITH IT

•    Nigeria has the seventh lowest life expectancy in the world

•    Nigeria has no Mobile Cancer Centres, so most Nigerians have no access to basic cancer screening;

•    In the absence of CCC, most Nigerians have no access to optimal cancer treatment.

CANCER —DEMANDS FULL-SCALE WAR!

•    We should ACT! (Attack Cancer Together!) Because every Nigerian deserves to live long enough to retire, to attend their children’s graduations or weddings, to see their grandchildren, and to enjoy the fruits of their labour

•    We will ACT!! (Attack Cancer Today!!) Because tomorrow may be too late

•    We must ACT! (Attack Cancer Totally!!!) Because only through a full-scale WAR can we defeat cancer

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“We can make a difference by taking action today. We have the opportunity to stem this increase. This report calls on Governments, health practitioners and the general public to take urgent action. Action now can prevent one third of cancers, cure another third, and provide good, palliative care to the remaining third who need it.”  Dr. Paul Kleihues, Director of the IARC and co-editor of the World Cancer Report 2012

“These findings bring into sharp focus the need to implement the tools already available for cervical cancer, notably HPV vaccination combined with well-organized national programmes for screening and treatment,”- Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC.

HOW CAN WE ACT! (Attack Cancer Together)!?

1. You can give on-line (www.quickteller.com) or via ATM (code 777526). Use this link: https://www.quickteller.com/ncpp to donate now.

For details on bank transfer, contact info@cecpng.org

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2.    THE CECP FRIENDS/FOLLOWERS (CONNECTORS)

Offline Connector:

Get members of any group you belong to, to donate towards the MCC

Online Connector:

Members of the general public who are on any of the social media may participate in the BIG WAR Campaign, by using their social media platform to broadcast information related to the campaign. Twitter handle: @cecpnigeria [#ACT! (AttackCancerTogether!)], #BigWarVsCancer, Facebook: facebook.com/cecpnigeria

THE CECP CONNECTORS

A ‘Connector’ is a volunteer of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria). Any person (or a group of persons) can be a Connector, irrespective of age, gender, profession or social class

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ROLE OF CONNECTORS

The major role of the Connectors is to publicize the two donation platforms ( ‘777526’), among their contacts e.g. Family/neighbours, Friends/acquaintances, Colleagues/fellows, Customers/clients, Co-worshippers, etc

Offline Connector:

If you belong to any group, get the members to do the texting together each time you meet.

Online Connector:

Members of the general public who are on any of the social media may participate in the CECP Campaign, by using their social media platform to broadcast information related to the campaign.

The social networks (TGIF + O) include:

T – Twitter

G – Google+

I – I-Phone, Instagram

F – Facebook

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O – Others – YouTube, BB Group, Blogs

STEPS TO BECOMING A CONNECTOR – There are 3 simple steps which every aspiring Connector must take:

FIRST STEP – Choose a giving code (see Note A below)

SECOND STEP - Choose a target (see Note B below)

THIRD STEP – Register as a Connector by sending your full name (title; first name; middle name; surname), email address as well as your giving code and target to 44777

 

CECP-NIGERIA CONTACT:  Twitter handle: @cecpnigeria [#ACT! (AttackCancerTogether!)],

Facebook: facebook.com/cecpnigeria

Email: info@cecpng.org

 

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5 Responses to CECP Flagship Focal Cause

  1. Professor N G Egbue/ Women and Minorities Rights Concern says:

    YOUR PROGRAM IS WORTHY OF OUR INPUT IN SEVERAL WAYS. STATE LEVEL FORUM MAY YIELD CLOSER & MORE COMMITTED CONTACT.

  2. Professor N G Egbue/ Women and Minorities Rights Concern says:

    WE SHALL HOWEVER SEND A REPRESENTATIVE

  3. Kingsley says:

    With your directive as said, you wrote that we can send a short code by sending (Cancer to 44777) I have done that on my MTN line it unable to send. What how do i go about it then.

    • Abia Nzelu says:

      JUST WRITE ONLY THE WORD “CANCER” AS AN SMS AND SEND THIS TO THE NUMBER 44777 (I.E. 44777 IS THE PHONE NUMBER YOU ARE SENDING THE SMS TO). TNX

  4. Name: Dr Vincent Okeleke-Nezianya says:

    Sorry what i meant to say was raising money for CECPNG and not ICPD.

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