The CEO of Unlimited Cancer Care International – US-based cancer-related non-profit outfit – Agivert Jackson, has appealed to organisations and philanthropists in America to help fight the disease in Ghana.
Jackson said even though cancer patients in the US also need support, Africa is in dire need due to the rippling effects on the patients and their communities.
“I can understand that every cancer patient anywhere needs support from all, but I can also attest to the fact that patients in Africa and Ghana where I am originally from, need support the most,” she said.
“In Ghana patients go through a lot from diagnosis, through treatment to the healing process. I can assure you that getting the needed support after diagnosis, is quite tedious in Ghana,” she added.
Jackson made the call at the Cape Fear Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Monday where she donated items including puzzle books, hand sanitising sprays, car disinfectants and disinfecting wipes to be distributed to the various oncology departments of the hospital within the city.
“While I commend state agencies, institutions, organisations, philanthropists, and the general public for their support to cancer patients so far, I call on others to emulate the shining examples shown by others so far,” she said.
The CEO of Unlimited Cancer Care International pledged the support of her outfit to the Cape Fear Foundation in future.
She said: “This donation is just the beginning of what we intend to do as our contribution towards fighting the disease here in the US and in Africa. We are teaming up with other organisations to mobilise enough donations and resources to be distributed to oncology departments in the US and in Africa.”
The Development coordinator in charge of Community Engagement at the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation, Kristen Sellan, who received the donations, expressed appreciation to the NGO for the kind gesture, calling on others to emulate it.
By Listowell Yesu Bukarson, North Carolina – Daily Mail GH