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The HealLIne Foundation is on the front-line of attacking the Breast Cancer epidemic in Africa. Cancer kills more people in Africa than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Whereas cancer incidence is certainly rising in all developing countries, the poor control and persistence of old infectious diseases and emergence of new ones in Africa means that infections remain the major source of morbidity and mortality in this part of the world.
The above comparison of the rate of change of the breast cancer at-risk population of Nigeria, with that of France is extremely revealing as to the seriousness of the Foundation’s target. In Nigeria the number of women at risk of breast cancer increased steadily from approximately 24.5 million in 1990 to approximately 40 million in 2010 and is projected to rise to over 50 million by 2020.
Breast Cancer is the “Silent Killer in Africa“ and the Foundation is focused on resolutions to this growing problem across Africa—your help and support is important to make the needed difference.