Addressing stigma, aligning with government goals key to better cancer treatment in Africa

Efforts to raise awareness about cancer are hampered by limited resources, communicable diseases that demand attention, and a lack of understanding about the disease among policymakers, health organizations and the general public. Here are three actions that need to be considered to tackle the challenge.

About the author

  • Jennifer Ehidiamen

    Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters ( with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.