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Manica donates N$100,000 in the fight against Cancer

Posted: 27 Feb 2024Category: Sustainability

With the high prevalence of cancer and following the late President Hage Geingob's own struggle against this illness, Manica Group Namibia decided to donate N$100,000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). President Geingob who was laid to rest on 25 February was open about his fight against cancer and as an advocate for inclusivity felt that no one should be left out.

According to the latest CAN statistics, Namibia has a startlingly higher cancer occurrence rate than other African nations, with 350 new cases being diagnosed yearly. The top five malignancies in Namibia are Prostate, Breast, Cervix Uteri, Kaposi Sarcoma and Colo-rectum cancers. The statistics also show that women continue to be the group most impacted by the illness.

Manica’s Managing Director, Ralph Ruiters praised the Cancer Association for their selfless community work, adding that CAN is one of the organisations that is "making a deep impact in assisting those battling cancer."

Receiving the donation, the CAN Erongo Branch Manager, Sanet de Waal, thanked the group for their generous donation, and said the funds would be used to expand the association's efforts to include more individuals in the Erongo Region impacted by cancer.

Read more about CAN at www.can.org.na



Manica donates N$100,000 in the fight against Cancer
 



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