NCPP is the operator of the BIG WAR Against Cancer in Nigeria.”

The Immediate Goal of the “BIG WAR” is “Taking holistic health care to the Grassroots” using Mobile Cancer Centres (Mission PinkCruise).

THE LONG-TERM GOAL of NCPP is to make available four levels of cancer care in Nigeria, viz:

At least one Mobile Cancer Centre (MCC) in every State in Nigeria

At least one Basic Cancer Centre (BCC) in every Local Government Area in Nigeria

At least one Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC) in each of the six zones of Nigeria

At least one non-governmental National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Nigeria

This is in line with the declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control, UICC that “All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence.”

The motto of the NCPP is ‘Preventing Cancers…Saving Lives’

The slogan of the NCPP is ACT!

The word ACT in this context has a triple meaning, viz:

ACT! ATTACK CANCER TODAY!

ACT!! ATTACK CANCER TOGETHER!!

ACT!!! ATTACK CANCER TOTALLY!!!

Similarly, the objective of the NCPP (i.e. to establish cancer centres covering the whole nation) is called the ACT! Initiative or the ACT! Project.

 

THE FREE LIFE-SAVING INITIATIVES OF NCPP

 
 

COMPONENTS OF THE FREE COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH MISSIONS INCLUDE:

A.        Mission PinkCruise: Free community-based preventive cancer care using the Mobile Cancer Centre (MCC) aka the PinkCruise. For more details on the PinkCruise, visit www.pinkcruise.org.
 
B.        Mission PinkVISSION: The eye aspect aspect of the free community outreach using Mobile Ophthalmic unit aka the PinkVISSION. For more details on the PinkVISSION, visit www.pinkvission.org.
 
C.        Mission PinkDentist: The dental aspect of the free community outreach using Mobile Dental unit aka the PinkDentist. For more details on the PinkDentist, visit www.dentaloral.org.
 
The FREE Outreach is targeted primarily at the poor/underprivileged masses.
 

Groups and Communities can invite the PinkCruise to carry out these interventions at their doorsteps for FREE, by sending an email to info@pinkcruise.org so they could be included in the year round schedule of free outreaches.

 

OTHER LIFESAVING INITIATIVES OF NCPP AT THE BASE CENTRE
 
These include but not limited to:
Wellness Wednesday: Free screening at the Lagos centre every Wednesday
Family Friday: Free screening at the Lagos centre every Wednesday
Premarital Health Promotion Programme: Free screening for intending couples every Wednesday
 
FOLLOW-UP
Those who need more detailed medical consultation or further follow-up and treatment are required to go to the mass medical mission House (31 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos) or any other well-equipped health institution of their choice.