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The African cancer advocacy consortium: shaping the path for advocacy in Africa.

Odedina FT, Asante-Shongwe K, Kandusi EJ, Segal R, Pressey S, Reams RR, Simons VH - Infect. Agents Cancer (2013)

Bottom Line: Although there is significant evidence of a cancer epidemic in Africa, there is limited awareness about cancer in most African countries.By partnering with international organizations and institutions such as the University of Florida and the Prostate Net, the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is committed to improving cancer advocacy in Africa.One of the outcomes of these efforts is the African Cancer Advocates Consortium (ACAC) founded by cancer advocates in Africa to, "Make Cancer a Top Priority in Africa".

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Affiliation: Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. fodedina@cop.ufl.edu.

ABSTRACT
Although there is significant evidence of a cancer epidemic in Africa, there is limited awareness about cancer in most African countries. By partnering with international organizations and institutions such as the University of Florida and the Prostate Net, the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is committed to improving cancer advocacy in Africa. This paper presents some of the recent efforts on cancer advocacy in Africa, including the results of a SWOT analysis conducted for the cancer advocacy workshop and the guidelines developed by cancer advocates on best practices for cancer advocacy in Africa. One of the outcomes of these efforts is the African Cancer Advocates Consortium (ACAC) founded by cancer advocates in Africa to, "Make Cancer a Top Priority in Africa". While we have started the work to strengthen cancer advocacy in Africa, we still have a long way to go. Our goal of making cancer a priority in Africa can mainly be achieved by: (1) increasing the manpower for cancer advocacy through education and training; and (2) strengthening the network of cancer advocates across the continent.

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Each discussion group had a group facilitator and Note-taker. The note-taking for Cancer Education Advocacy was conducted by Dr. R. Renee Reams (Florida A&M University, USA).
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The African cancer advocacy consortium: shaping the path for advocacy in Africa.

Odedina FT, Asante-Shongwe K, Kandusi EJ, Segal R, Pressey S, Reams RR, Simons VH - Infect. Agents Cancer (2013)

Each discussion group had a group facilitator and Note-taker. The note-taking for Cancer Education Advocacy was conducted by Dr. R. Renee Reams (Florida A&M University, USA).
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Figure 2: Each discussion group had a group facilitator and Note-taker. The note-taking for Cancer Education Advocacy was conducted by Dr. R. Renee Reams (Florida A&M University, USA).
Bottom Line: Although there is significant evidence of a cancer epidemic in Africa, there is limited awareness about cancer in most African countries.By partnering with international organizations and institutions such as the University of Florida and the Prostate Net, the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is committed to improving cancer advocacy in Africa.One of the outcomes of these efforts is the African Cancer Advocates Consortium (ACAC) founded by cancer advocates in Africa to, "Make Cancer a Top Priority in Africa".

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Affiliation: Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. fodedina@cop.ufl.edu.

ABSTRACT
Although there is significant evidence of a cancer epidemic in Africa, there is limited awareness about cancer in most African countries. By partnering with international organizations and institutions such as the University of Florida and the Prostate Net, the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is committed to improving cancer advocacy in Africa. This paper presents some of the recent efforts on cancer advocacy in Africa, including the results of a SWOT analysis conducted for the cancer advocacy workshop and the guidelines developed by cancer advocates on best practices for cancer advocacy in Africa. One of the outcomes of these efforts is the African Cancer Advocates Consortium (ACAC) founded by cancer advocates in Africa to, "Make Cancer a Top Priority in Africa". While we have started the work to strengthen cancer advocacy in Africa, we still have a long way to go. Our goal of making cancer a priority in Africa can mainly be achieved by: (1) increasing the manpower for cancer advocacy through education and training; and (2) strengthening the network of cancer advocates across the continent.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus