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.