Connecting Industry with African Leaders to Improve Cancer Care
The African Access Initiative (AAI) is a partnership of companies, governments, healthcare providers, and NGOs focused on sustainably expanding access to cancer medicines and technologies, improving healthcare infrastructure, and building clinical and R&D capacity in Africa.
• Driven by self-identified needs of each country and hospital
• Tailored access agreements align needs with companies’ assets to deliver medications and technologies
• Companies’ clinical and R&D instrumentation placed in hospitals and laboratories
• Fellowships support knowledge exchange among companies, NGOs, and African oncologists and researchers
Cancer causes 60% more deaths in Africa than malaria
Cancer is Deadlier than Malaria
60% more Africans die from cancer than malaria, and the number of cancer deaths is expected to increase almost 70% by 2030. BVGH and partners released a white paper on the African continent's emerging cancer crisis.
“As a researcher dedicated to unraveling breast cancer genetics in women of African descent, and as a native of Nigeria, I understand cancer’s toll in Africa from both scientific and personal perspectives. I am thrilled to partner with BVGH and AAI to empower African healthcare providers to better prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer across the continent.”