Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Welcome to the AfrOx blog

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, and in most cases a diagnosis of cancer leads to a painful and distressing death.  AfrOx believes that the time to take action is NOW.
Our mission is to partner with African countries and help them to implement comprehensive cancer care and prevention programmes.
On this blog you can follow our progress, meeting the faces behind the programmes. You can read posts from the doctors and nurses providing vital training in Ghana, find out the latest developments in the Oxford office, and keep up to date with each of our programmes.
 We believe that cancer in Africa IS a disease that can be tackled. But it won’t happen on its own. We hope that you will join us as we try to achieve this goal.

To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit our website.