The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that the Federal Government was exploring the possibility of setting up the National Agency for Cancer Control.

The minister made this known while meeting with the director, Head of Eastern Europe, Middle East, African (EEMEA) region, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pharmaceuticals Division, Peter Hug in Abuja.

He said the institution, when established, would be responsible for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care for cancer patients.

The agency would also provide leadership and technical direction for cancer control in Nigeria, integrating services provided by the National Cancer Centre and incorporating a cluster of public and private tertiary Hospitals.

Other functions expected to be performed by the agency include, policy formulation, advocacy and mobilization, as per the Global Non-Communicable Diseases Framework.

Mr. Adewole said the ministry, in collaboration with other interested parties in cancer control, was working hard in creating awareness at the rural areas on early detection of cancer.

The minister expressed the government’s determination and willingness to partner with Mr. Hug on cancer prevention and control in Nigeria

“If you ask me what I want from Dr. Peter HUG, I will say how we can build a strong partnership and move from talking to action; what can you bring to the table in terms of partnership that would bring reliable service to Nigerians,” he said.

The minister and Mr. Peter Hug later agreed that the partnership would focus more on Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) and Breast Cancer.

Speaking earlier, on the rationale behind his visit to Nigeria Mr. Hug said they were interested in partnering with the Nigerian Government on cancer prevention and treatment.

He said they had the facilities to support Nigeria in the fight against cancer.

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