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BUILDING PEOPLE-CENTERED HEALTH SYSTEMS AND CREATING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
by Lanre Jacob
Being a paper presented on Health and Environment at the Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Nigeria, on the 25th June, 2019. 

                                                             Lanre Jacob
Once again, my name is Lanre Jacob. Ordinarily if I had to stand at all to deliver a paper concerning any subject in a conference like this, that subject should be about language and not healthcare – because I am a linguist by training. So, what brought me into the healthcare space? It was my 30 year journey with cancer which began at the age of ten. The several dangerous surgeries on my head and the unspeakable traumas as a result of the tumors became a spur for me to step into oncology research and cancer advocacy – helping people with cancer and cancer survivors and championing sustained cancer awareness in Nigeria through my Foundation – the Lanr…

For how long will our health system remain unequipped and sick?

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For how long will our health system remain unequipped and sick? 

An Epilogue to the Book: Know Cancer, Conquer Cancer
by:
Lanre Jacob
From our Foundation’s interaction with the Public Healthcare system, through our cancer awareness program across Nigeria, we found a conspicuous absence of Oncological services, especially at the Primary Healthcare level.
This gap is not only risky, it has also made it difficult for policy makers to realize and frontally challenge the devastating effect of cancer in the country. The few cancer facilities that are capable of cancer diagnosis and treatment are usually not available at the Primary Healthcare level and are therefore inaccessible to the urban and the rural poor populations.
This lack of access to oncology services by most patients at grassroots has consequently brought Nigeria under the captivity of cancer with little or nothing being done by both governments and global agencies to tackle the low survival rate of cancer in the country.
The World…

LJ CANCER TV

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Welcome to the world of cancer activism on LJ Cancer TV. 
After my 30 year experience with cancer, I come to realize that indeed, there is a cancer war, but no one appears to be prepared for the battle. And so, the rich and the poor continue to be easy preys to the deadly disease. If Cancer’s greatest weapon of war is Ignorance, we can fight and conquer cancer using the weapon of knowledge and charity!



LJ Cancer TV is to advance the advocacy works of the Lanre Jacob Sarcoma Cancer Foundation in Nigeria and Africa. 
Contents on the channels are tailored towards helping people get relevant knowledge about cancer, for prevention, early detection and ultimately, for victory over cancer.

Contents include documentaries, docu-dramas, interviews, presentations and many more.