Educating Cancer Patients in Africa and Beyond


Since 2011, Global Oncology has been making a difference in the fight against global cancer. More than two-thirds of cancer deaths are occurring in low- and middle-income countries, yet only 2 percent of health funding in these countries is directed toward cancer and other noncommunicable diseases. Imagine being a patient in one of these countries and not being aware of the side effects of the medication because you don't know how to read.

GO created clinically relevant and culturally appropriate education materials designed for a low literacy patient population. "Cancer and You" in available in a number of languages including English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Setswana, Luganda, Kiswahili, and Kinyarwanda.