Sahara Group Donates N120 Million for Fight against Cancer
Sahara Group, an energy and infrastructure conglomerate, has donated N120 million for the acquisition of Mobile Cancer Centres (MCC) to boost Nigeria’s effort to combat the deadly disease.
The MCC is a clinic on wheels with state-of-the-art facilities for screening, follow-up and treatment, including surgeries for pre-cancer and early cancer cases. The centres would also offer screening services for 10 cancer-related killer diseases, including hepatitis, diabetes, and malaria, among others. Executive Director and Co-Founder of Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, said the ultimate goal of the project was to help in improving life expectancy in Nigeria where at least 100,000 cancer cases occur annually.