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MedicaidCF Team at the 12th AORTIC Conference

Organization for Research and Training in Cancer conference held in Maputo, Mozambique. It was productive outing as we joined cancer care leaders and advocates from all around the world to learn, interact and network. The opening ceremony took place on 5th Nov was graced by the First lady of Mozambique H.E. Isaura Nyusi, Minister for Health, the President of Union for International Cancer Control, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Former Nigerian Minister of Health and one time Aortic President Prof Isaac Adewole amongst others. Members of the MCF team are: Dr Aisha Omoragbon, Technical Adviser to MCF, Assistant MD @medicaidrd, Dr Aminu Aliyu, Technical Program Coordinator, Dr Cornelius Ohonsi, Program Manager, and Dr. Ramatu Hassan, Technical Consultant (former National Cancer Coordinator, FMOH) Riding on the conference theme “Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation”., We had the opportunity to foster both old and new strategic partnerships with major actors such as Electra, Roche, BGVH, West African College of Surgeons and Allied for Cancer, etc.The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) had a big presence in #AORTIC2019. In a bid to move the needle in cancer care in Africa, a collaboration plan between the UICC and AORTIC was launched: Cancer Control in Africa, Paving the way for Universal Health Coverage. (https://www.uicc.org/addressing-cancer-burden-africa)Other highlights of the conference are —Presentation by @drzus during on African Women in Global Oncology.- the emergence of Dr. Abubakar Bello as the newly elected President of AORTIC.The team had a smooth stay courtesy the Nigerian Mission in Mozambique under the leadership of H.E. Ambasador Oghogo Igbe and his wife Jennifer. We appreciate the warm reception and logistics accorded us.We look forward to the next congress in Dakar, Senegal in 2021.

 
 
 

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