HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
M.D. Anderson collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria

HOUSTON - In a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic effort to address cancer disparities among Nigerian and Nigerian-American populations, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Health Disparities Education, Awareness, Research & Training Consortium (HDEART) and the Ministry of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), forming a partnership to collaborate on cancer research, education and training programs in Nigeria.

The agreement was the result of the first cancer conference held in Abuja, Nigeria during October 2006; one of several events marking Nigeria's first National Cancer Awareness Month (October). A delegation from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and other US institutions, led by its Center for Research on Minority Health (CRMH), joined representatives from the Ministry of Health, National Hospital, the Nigerian Medical Community, Nigerian Medical Association (Abuja Branch), Nigerian Teaching and other Tertiary care hospitals and the Nigerian Cancer Society to discuss cancer management, early detection and prevention of common cancers, and public education and awareness-building campaigns.

"The Nigerian government's commitment to raising awareness of cancer and addressing cancer issues in West Africa, as evidence by the signing of the MOU, is a critical cornerstone event to begin unraveling cancer and other health-related disparities, particularly diseases affecting Nigerians and African-Americans who share the same genetic heritage," said Dr. Lovell Jones, Director of The Center for Research on Minority Health at M. D. Anderson's Department of Health Disparities Research.

With a large percentage of African-Americans tracing their ancestry to Nigeria and surrounding West African nations, and Houston serving as home to the largest population of Nigerians in the United States, there is "a natural share and learn partnership between M. D. Anderson, one
'"/>

Contact: Claire Tyson
ctyson@mdanderson.org
713-794-1731
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
15-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. M. D. Anderson reports first drug activity in T315I-Positive CML, ALL and JAK-2-Positive MPD
2. M. D. Anderson, BCM, launch research effort targeting asthma and allergic diseases
3. M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal
4. M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment
5. International award honors M. D. Anderson President for pioneering research
6. Rice, M. D. Anderson win funds for bench to bed training
7. Newest M.D. Anderson SPORE to fund breast cancer research
8. AstraZeneca and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center form umbrella scientific collaboration agreements
9. Red and Charline McCombs contribute $30 million to M. D. Anderson research effort
10. M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with Indias largest yoga research institution
11. Menzies School of Health Research receives $5.3 million in Federal Budget

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Anderson collaborates with Federal Ministry Health Nigeria

(Date:4/27/2015)... Fitness expert Samir Becic, four-time No. 1 ... and fitness revolution, teaming up with several celebrities in ... years, Houston, the fourth largest city in America, has ... America. With help from his friends, Becic aims to ... fittest and healthiest cities in the nation. , Two-time ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Based in the ... is one of the few insurance marketing organizations in ... income and asset protection markets as well as employer ... has afforded Secura Consultants the opportunity to consult with ... doing business easier and quicker. , An example of ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 On May 5, people ... ask their social media friends around the world to join ... asthma. , May 5 is World Pulmonary Hypertension Day ... leader in the global PH community, will take part in ... blood pressure of the lungs. PH is an increase in ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 On April 16, 2015, ... Get Rid of Stretch Marks ,” interviewed a UK dermatologist ... Stretch marks are a type of scar that ... caused by a breakdown of the elsastin and collagen in ... (see: goo.gl/iRdmEe) , “Stretch mark removal with the Coolbeam protocol ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... uniformly and prevents unneeded risk of damaging hot spots. ... other grow tents because of their sturdy structure and ... This unique lining was design to effectively distribute lumens ... reflectivity allows the most benefit from grow lights and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Houston Celebrities Take a Stand and Rebel Against Obesity 2Health News:Simplified Solutions Now Makes Disability Insurance Business With Secura Consultants Even Easier! 2Health News:Pulmonary Hypertension Association Marks World PH Day on May 5 with a Worldwide Lifesaving Social Media Blitz 2Health News:Pulmonary Hypertension Association Marks World PH Day on May 5 with a Worldwide Lifesaving Social Media Blitz 3Health News:Stretch Marks: The Latest Treatment Options for Stretch Mark Removal 2
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015 Numerous Zofran ... courts around the U.S. have highlighted serious concerns surrounding ... LLP reports. According to the U.S. Centers for ... currently on the market have enough information to determine ... of 10 expectant mothers in the U.S. take at ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... and WASHINGTON , April ... Pharmacy (NASP) and SmartBrief recently partnered to deliver a ... snapshot of the top news in the industry. The ... pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, GPOs, distributors and other specialty ... will launch on April 27, 2015. "We ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015  Together with its parent partners and the ... an initiative of Morris County Prevention is Key (MCPIK), ... first-of-its-kind community effort to address the heroin/opiate crisis in ... Volunteer Parent Coaches from the ... Denise Mariano , National Council on Alcoholism and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Growing Zofran Birth Defects Litigation Highlights Concerns Surrounding Use of Prescription Medications During Pregnancy, According to Bernstein Liebhard LLP 2Growing Zofran Birth Defects Litigation Highlights Concerns Surrounding Use of Prescription Medications During Pregnancy, According to Bernstein Liebhard LLP 3NASP and SmartBrief Partner on Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief 2Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Brings Life-Saving Kits and Training to New Jersey Families 2Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Brings Life-Saving Kits and Training to New Jersey Families 3
Cached News: