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Breast Cancer Awareness Program with Tafsiliya Islamic School

Tafsiliya Islamic School popular recognized as the beacon of Islamic Education in the Zongos. Our Breast Cancer Awareness Program has come to an end and we are very glad with the response and the support from the public. The program was attended by Mr Abdul Samed Zurak (Chairman/Founder) and Mr Awal Swallah (Coordinator). Mr Awal Swallah is an alumni of Tafsiliya Islamic School and it was due to his recommendations we decided to undertake this endeavors. We believe cancer education plays a very vital role in the prevention process of the fatal disease. Recently, a study shows that 2,500 women in Ghana are affected by breast cancer yearly. We are hoping that in some years to come, the occurrence rate of breast cancer will reduce drastically.Preparations towards the program started two (2) weeks before the program with support from Mr. Mahmud the headmaster of the school. The event was held on 24th October, 2015 and it started at 9:30 am with our Chairman taking the students through the…

Breast Cancer Awareness Program with Nasrudeen Islamic School

Breast cancer is very prevalent in Africa due to lack of education.We are facing this challenges due to the high illiteracy rate in Africa.Most individuals are facing these challenges especially when it comes to reading of precautions on the cigarette box which reads "smoking causes cancer".The rate of illiteracy has also inhibit our mobilization in our endeavors since getting certain aspects of individuals to understand our endeavors has been a problem.As Zurak Cancer Foundation, we are very much determined to conquer cancer in Africa and we will keep on pushing so hard to skirmish the suppressions we face as a team.We visited Nasrudeen Islamic School on 21st October, 2015 to deliver a Breast Cancer Awareness Program in the school. We took this initiative in other to breakdown the educational gap between the Islamic and Western education respectively. Prior to the program, we presented a letter to the headmaster of the institution explaining the need for a Breast Cancer Awa…

Breast Cancer Awareness Program With Untoma Oxford International School

October is breast cancer awareness month. In our endeavors to tackle breast cancer, we developed an initiative known as The Breast Cancer Awareness Program. The Breast Cancer Awareness Program is an initiative to educate the youth most especially the females about cancer. In Africa, cancer is much prevalent due to lack of education, awareness programs and adequate resources. We believe this initiative will help educate the youth about the need to adopt healthy lifestyle and take preventive measures to the disease.On the 16th of October, 2015, our Chairman (Abdul Samed Zurak) visited Untoma Oxford International School to educate the young girls about breast cancer. The program was attended by girls from form 1-3 at the Junior High School level. Prior to the program, our chairman met with the headmaster of the school to discuss the initiative thoroughly. The headmaster was very impressed with the content of the education. The program started 7:30 am with Mr. Abdul Samed Zurak (Chairman …

Free Hepatits B Screening In Collaboration With Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital At Madina

On the 23rd of May, 2015 at the forecourt of bluebird (Madina Zongo), Zurak Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital organised a free Hepatitis B screening.May is the awareness month for hepatitis so therefore, we seek to encourage free Hepatitis B screenings into our various communities to foster early detection of the chronic illess to enable us to recommend early treatment and vaccination.

In our endeavours as Zurak Cancer Foundation, we seek to eradicate cancer in the shortest possible time and probably 2030.Based on the aims and objectives of the foundation, we would integrate early detection and invest in a skilled workforce to deliver early detection.At the end of our free Hepatitis B screening we got the following statistics below:

Total Number of Screenings: 73
Tested Positive; 7
Tested Negative: 66
Lowest Age That Tested Positive: 17
Highest Age That Tested Positive; 69
Lowest Age Screened: 15
Highest Age Screened: 80
Male: 35
Female: 38

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Official Launch & Fundraising Event of Zurak Cancer Foundation

Zurak Cancer Foundation is a non-governmental organization, with the aim of battling and eradicating of cancer in Ghana.We plan to eradicate cancer through education,awareness,support for cancer patients and advocacy.Statistics have shown that in Ghana, 16,000 cancer smitten cases occurred in 2014.If God and Zurak Cancer Foundation should not intervene on Africa's behalf, 1.28 million cancer cases are likely to erupt by 2030.

The foundation empowers persons to approach challenges such as strengthening health systems and cancer care services.Also improve essential cancer medicines and medical technologies through advocacy.Moreover, our noble foundation is determined to reduce the financial toll of cancer on individuals and families that cancer has succeeded in draining their last penny.We would also advocate for Government to enable access to palliative care and integrate early detection and screening into health systems.

On the 26th of April, 2015, we launched Zurak Cancer Foundat…

Esophageal Cancer

The esophagus is a 10-inch long, hollow, muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is part of a person’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract. When a person swallows, the walls of the esophagus squeeze together to push food down into the stomach.Cancer begins when normal cells change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous, meaning it can spread to other parts of the body). Esophageal cancer, also called esophagus cancer, begins in the cells that line the esophagus.Specifically, cancer of the esophagus begins in the inner layer of the esophageal wall and grows outward. If it spreads through the esophageal wall, it can grow into lymph nodes (the tiny, bean-shaped organs that help fight infection), blood vessels in the chest, and other nearby organs. Esophageal cancer can also spread to the lungs, liver, stomach, and other parts of the body.

The Chairman/Founder

Abdul Samed Zurak was born in Accra, Madina, on March 26 1994.He began his education career at the Bethany Home Academy through to Hannah School Complex and St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School.He is currently studying Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Management at Wisconsin International University.He was a shy child and studious but by his late teens he had grown to a gangly teenager towering 6'5". He discovered his love of for serving humanity at a very young age.He served the Ghana Red Cross Society at the basic level of his education.He loves soccer and basketball and his favorite teams are FC Barcelona and the Miami Heat.He grew in a very large and an influential family "Zurak Family".His dad and role model,Alhaji Alhassan Baba Zurak is also a well known philanthropist and a business man in the suburb of Accra.Abdul Samed Zurak is quoted as saying "My Education Is Useless If It Doesn't Benefit My Community Or The Less Privileged" so, H…

Zurak Cancer Foundation

Zurak Cancer Foundation was established on 27th April,2014.Our mission is to educate individuals about cancer, create awareness,support cancer patients and advocate for cancer in Ghana.Cancer is an emerging public health problem in Africa.According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) about 715,000 new cancer cases and 542,000 cancer deaths occurred in 2008 in Africa.These numbers are projected to nearly to 1.28 million new cancer cases and 970,000 cancer deaths by 2030 simply due to the aging and growth of the population, with the potential to be even higher because of the adoption of behaviors and lifestyles associated with economic development, such as smoking unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. Despite this growing burden, cancer continues to receive low public health priority in Africa, largely because of limited resources and other pressing public health problems, including communicable diseases such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)/huma…