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CAN donates to child cancer patients

CAN donates to child cancer patients

Staff Reporter

THE Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) today reaffirmed its fight against childhood cancer by extending support to the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ paediatric oncology treatment department for the new financial year.


CAN Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rolf Hansen, said a donation of nappies, paediatric formula milk, food supplements and hydration medication to the value of N$10 000 was today handed over to health officials.


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GIVING HAND: Dr Desiree Awases (front in white overcoat, from Windhoek Central Hospital) receiving the donation from CAN team Rolf Hansen (CEO), Estelle Viljoen (Dep CEO), Aina Nghitongo (Head of Medical) and Barseba Tjiposa (CHICA Interim Home Matron). Photo: CAN


Hansen noted that in addition to ongoing donations to the hospital as needs arise, the CHICA Interim Home also provides free accommodation, meals and transportation to childhood cancer patients accompanied by a parent or guardian while receiving treatment in Windhoek.


Through the CHICA Fund, financial assistance in excess of N$250,000 is annually extended to help children who are on active cancer treatment.


“Support for our initiatives allows CAN to positively impact the lives of brave, young cancer fighters,” noted Hanse.


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