Case Details

Focus Area: Health

Overview: The Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF) was conceived out of the need to create much-needed support system for patients, families and caregivers dealing with cancer in Nigeria. Since 2009, the foundation has become a platform where challenges affecting cancer patients are tackled with collective and sustained efforts. Since 2015, its cancer awareness and screening program has reached 500,000 individuals and carried out 4,366 free diagnostic screenings (974 mammograms).

The Bank of Industry partners with the Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF) on the #WalkAwayCancer initiative aimed at saving lives and reducing the alarming statistics for Cancer mortality by creating awareness, raising funds, and providing free cancer screenings and education to at-risk individuals. The campaign provided information about risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatments for this devastating disease.



Through this initiative the following impact was achieved:

  • 20 beneficiaries reached with free prostate cancer screening (40 years and above)
  • 20 beneficiaries reached with free breast cancer screening
  • 20 beneficiaries reached with free cervical cancer screening slots, and
  • Facilitation of the data collation process for research and advocacy.
  • This partnership enabled the Bank contribute to local efforts addressing SDG 3 promoting Good Health and Well-being for all.