At the 2021 London Global Cancer Week, SIOP hosted a session called “Childhood Cancer Services in Africa: Gaps, Inequalities and Solutions” featuring a Keynote Speech by H. E. Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu of Nigeria.

LGCW SIOP Session Video

Opening Remarks

  • “A parent’s view of how SIOP can help children with cancer in Africa” – Neil Ranasinghe, Childhood Cancer Parent Advocate. UK
  • “Introduction and setting the scene in Africa” – Joyce Kambugu, Paediatric Oncologist, Uganda Cancer Institute and President, SIOP Africa

Keynote Speaker

  • “Prioritising Childhood cancer in the global cancer agenda” – Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi state, Nigeria

Childhood Cancer Care in Africa

  • “African paediatric oncology nurses making a difference – Evaluation of the My Child Matters (Sanofi Espoir Foundation) nursing awards in Africa” – Julia Challinor, SIOP Secretary General, USA
  • “The SIOP Global Mapping project in Africa – methodology and key results” – Jennifer Geel, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Importance of Paediatric Oncology Nursing – Glenn Mbah, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, Cameroon
  • The Power of Partnerships – Laila Hessissen, Immediate Past-President, SIOP Africa & Paediatric Oncologist, Morocco

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoVWep3KayU