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Chairman/Founder of Zurak Cancer Foundation Nominated For Africa Youth Awards

The Chairman/Founder of Zurak Cancer Foundation Abdul Samed Zurak has been nominated for Health Personality at the Africa Youth Awards.Over 170 young Africans and organisations from 35 African countries have been announced as Finalists for the 2016 Africa Youth Awards. The shortlisted nominees, who were announced on the 7th December, have been progressed to the final stages and are currently being voted for by the public ahead of the announcement of winners on 1st January, 2017.
Voting which can be done on is expected to end on 28th December.
The Awards which will be hosted during the Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa next year, is in partnership with the African Youth Commission, Avance Media, Global Skills Exchange, My Naija Naira and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH.
In an interview with the COO of Africa Youth Awards, Terser Adamu, he reiterated, “Africa Youth Awards shines a light on the amazing work of young people and organisations who are usin…

Our Chairman/Founder @ The British Council’s Active Citizens Leadership Programme

The Chairman/ Founder of Zurak Cancer Foundation Abdul Samed Zurak was selected to take part in the second cohort of the British Council's Active Citizens Leadership Programme. Out the 15 fellows selected across Ghana, the purpose of the programme is to support young, emerging change-makers and social entrepreneurs to create sustainable social, environmental and cultural impact.
The first engagement of the as a selected Active Citizen, is a 4-day training programme organized by the British Council with a UK-based trainer, Karl Belizaire.

Merck e-Health Meetup West Africa

The Merck Group e-Health Meetup series is expanding to Accra, Ghana in partnership with Impact Hub Accra To Discuss Challenges & Solutions In Scaling e-Health Innovations In West Africa With Panelists Dr. Emmanuel Odame - Director of Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Ministry of Health, Emmanuel Addo-Yirenkyi - Product Manager, mPharma & Todd Holcombe - Senior Faculty, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology

Zurak Cancer Foundation Organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Program At University of Ghana, Legon

Zurak Cancer Foundation organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Program to commemorate the Breast Cancer Awareness Program in October. Over the past years, Zurak Cancer Foundation has been organizing awareness programs with regards to the prevalence types of cancer in Ghana. Zurak Cancer Foundation has seen some upgrade in it's endeavors concerning the Breast Cancer Awareness Program. This year, the awareness program comes with a breast cancer education video by Beyond The Shock, a self breast cancer examination video, a movie by the Pink Pearl Foundation, a documentary on breast cancer by Al Jazeera and a message from our Breast Cancer Ambassador (Jahayra Luciano "Jadiluc").

The program commenced with introduction from the Ghana Muslim Students Association Women's Commissioner, the Vice Chairman of Zurak Cancer Foundation (Mohammed Amin Zurak) and the Founder/Chairman of Zurak Cancer Foundation (Abdul Samed Zurak). The hall was filled with high enthusiastic youth waiti…

Zurak Cancer Foundation Unveils "Jadiluc" As Breast Cancer Ambassador

Zurak Cancer Foundation unveils Jahayra Luciano "Jadi Luc" as its ambassador for the upcoming breast cancer awareness program to educate the youth about breast cancer in various communities within the suburb of Accra. Zurak Cancer Foundation is very excited with this partnership with the singer to share her story as a cancer survivor with the youth in order to raise awareness about the disease and its prevalence in Africa. Jahayra Luciano, professionally known as “Jadi Luc” is an American R&B Pop singer of Dance Club, Salsa and House music. She is anticipated to be an important part of the resurgence of the Retro Dance Music & Neo-Salsa movement in New York Metropolitan Area.

In 2008 Jadi Luc made her first public appearances as a performer at the Coliseum Night Club, White Plains, NY and later that year at Le Poisson Rouge Nightclub in New York City as the opening act for Hit Dance Music recording artist Judy Torres. The first song she ever wrote was titled “Best o…

Zurak Cancer Foundation Nominated For Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016

Zurak Cancer Foundation nominated for the Most Influential Student Foundation category of the 2016 edition of Ghana Tertiary Awards. The over 18,000 students who picked nominations forms for this year's Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 has finally been vetted, short listed and submitted to the organizers last Monday. Voting Starts on this Friday 19th of August 2016 (FULL NOMINEES RELEASE DATE) to a universal short code (1762) to all Networks.The Organizers are set to provide the voting procedure and all attached information on Friday during the full nominees announcement ceremony at the Airport West Hotel, 7pm with lot to eat and drink.

Nima Community Health Outreach In Collaboration With Global Alliance For Poverty Reduction

The liver is the largest gland in the human body. It weighs approximately 3 lb (1.36 kg). It is reddish brown in color and is divided into four lobes of different sizes and lengths. It is also the largest internal organ (the largest organ is the skin). It is below the diaphragm on the right in the thoracic region of the abdomen. Blood reaches the liver through the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The portal vein carries blood containing digested food from the small intestine, while the hepatic artery carries oxygen-rich blood from the aorta.
The liver is made up of thousands of lobules, each lobule consists of many hepatic cells - hepatic cells are the basic metabolic cells of the liver.
The liver has a wide range of functions, including:
Detoxification (filters harmful substances form the blood, such as alcohol)Stores vitamins A, D, K and B12 (also stores minerals)Protein synthesis (makes certain amino acids - the building blocks of proteins)The production of biochemicals needed f…

World Hepatitis Day - Prevent Hepatitis


World Hepatitis Day - Make The Elimination of Viral Hepatitis Our Next Greatest Achievement


Free Hepatitis B Screening @ Nima


Free Hepatitis B Screening In Collaboration With Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital @ Madina-Zongo

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue.
The liver is located on the right upper quadrant of your abdomen. It performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout your body, including:
·bile production that’s essential to digestion
·filtering of toxins from the body
·excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs
·metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
·activation of enzymes, which are specialized proteins essential to metabolic functions
·storage of glycogen, minerals, and vitamins (A, D, E, and K)
·synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin
·synthesis of clotting factors
Across the country, millions of Ghanaians are …

Free Hepatitis B Screening

Zurak Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital is organizing a Free Hepatitis B Screening Date: Saturday, 16th July, 2016 Time: 10 AM Venue: Madina Zongo, Zurak Park There would also be free Blood Sugar (Diabetes), Malaria & Blood Pressure (Hypertension) screenings. NB: Early Detection Saves Lives!!!

Hepatitis Awareness Train

Zurak Cancer Foundation began its maiden Hepatitis Awareness Train to educate individuals about the Hepatitis Virus regarding the risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options. This initiative comes with a video to be displayed to students at various schools within the Madina community a suburb of Accra in order to raise awareness about the infectious disease just like the HIV virus.