Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health to Launch Pilot Cancer Drug Access Program with BVGH

(September 2018) Under the auspices of AAI, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and BVGH will launch a pilot drug access program to combat the growing cancer burden in Nigeria. Plans were finalized at a cancer stakeholder meeting in Abuja.

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health will be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to pharmaceutical companies to kick-start the program.

Learn more here or read full press release. 

African Access Initiative Expands to Rwanda


(November 13, 2017) – The Government of Rwanda has joined the African Access Initiative (AAI), BVGH’s international public-private alliance addressing Africa’s escalating cancer crisis. Rwanda is the fifth African country to commit to AAI, joining Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and Nigeria. Expansion to fifth country demonstrates initiative’s relevance across Africa. Click here to read more.

Africa’s Emerging Cancer Crisis: A Call to Action

(June 28, 2017) – In partnership with the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and key oncology leaders, BVGH released a white paper on the African continent’s emerging cancer crisis. The publication discusses cancer as a growing public health threat in Africa, the lack of funding and limited access to quality care that underlie the cancer crisis, and a call to action through public-private partnerships. Click here to read more.