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Dr. Jah calls on development partner to support C3G

Oct 28, 2021, 1:00 PM | Article By: Sulayman Waan

Dr. Abubacarr Jah, senior member of Cancer Confrontation Care and Consolation (C3G) at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), has called on development partners such as GSM operators, banking companies and embassies among others to pledge a yearly donation towards purchase of reagents to ensure sustainability of the newly inaugurated C3G Lab in Banjul.

The medical doctor remarked this on Friday while inaugurating the C3G Lab in Banjul. He added: “We have calculated that to run the services, we need just over D1 million dalasis every year to purchase enough reagents. We are therefore reaching out to companies and individuals to support us so that we can sustain the lab.”

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterised by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body.

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening, treatment and prevention.

The C3G Laboratory, is a scientific room used for testing and treatment of cancer patients.

However, he assured that any company that pledged above one hundred thousand dalasis to C3G will be provided a detailed annual report of the activities of the laboratory to ensure the donors know how the resources are spent.

Dr. Jah, also owner of Sharab Medical Center, said C3G has developed a five year framework activity plan, adding C3G developed the activity plan because there are so many things that need to be done for cancer victims in the country.

“We will continue to embark on sensitisation and health education and awareness for cancer like the one we successfully did in Bwiam Hospital touching the lives of over 400 under privileged women including the treatment of five early cervical cancer victims.”

“Cancer is a deadly disease and very expensive to deal with but I can assure you that every butut that reaches C3G will be put in its right place for maximum benefit to the victims. We want to have similar outcomes to the west in the near future,” he said.

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