Cancer Language Training for Africa






Pink Africa Foundation

Open to general public




To mark the World Cancer Day 2024 (WCD2024) in February, Pink Africa Foundation, a member of the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC), shall be holding a Cancer Language Training for professionals in the cancer space in Africa.

The goal is to close the care gap by training (at no cost) oncology staff in the use of language that is respectful, free of stigma and blame, and inclusive, based on the IASLC Cancer Language Guide. 

The training is targeted at doctors, oncologists, nurses, medical physicists, radiotherapists, pharmacists, patient navigators, front desk officers and volunteers (both clinical and non-clinical) in the Oncology space.

Participating Bodies

This training is made possible by the support, collaboration or participation of several bodies, including the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Nigerian Cancer Society, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Nigerian Nurses & Midwives Nigeria, AIESEC, Zambian Cancer Society, Cancer Associations League The Gambia, Federation of African Medical Physics Organizations, PTW Africa, Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation Sierra Leone, Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa - Rwanda, ASI Ukpo Cancer Centre Nigeria, Uganda Cancer Society, Nigerian Association of Medical Physicists (NAMP), Ghana Society For Medical Physics, Association of Lady Pharmacists, David Umahi Federal University Teaching Hospital Ebonyi Nigeria, University of Calabar Youth Friendly Hub, Uganda Cancer Institute, Calabar University Dental Students Association, Cancer Association of Botswana, Benue Breast Cancer Support Initiative, Foundation for Cancer Care, International Blantyre Cancer Centre-IBCC Malawi, amongst others.

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