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Zurak Cancer Foundation Partners With Claron Health International

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Zurak Cancer Foundation; a policy oriented and service delivery youth run non-governmental organization (NGO) providing innovative solutions to the cancer prevalence in the country through awareness, education and free screening programs in hard to reach communities and slums and Claron Health International; an innovative medical and preventive health insitution providing access to quality healthcare to the Ghanaian community signs a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in healthcare delivery in Ghana. The partnership entails screenings for specific types of cancers including prostate, breast and cervical cancer. It also includes training programs for the Zurak Cancer Foundation team and health promotion services to create awareness on disease prevention in the Ghana. Over the years, Zurak Cancer Foundation has expressed much interested in integrating early detection and screening into health systems and invest in a skilled workforce to deliver early detection.. Both teams wil…

Founder's Diary

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Last year, our CEO ~ Abdul Samed Zurak shared the behind the scene stories from the beginning of the organization. The founder's diary highlights the struggle, the pressure and the negative and positive actions in the background. It always looks great on the outside but we would like to give our audience the opportunity to learn how we work together as a team and the founder's views and opinions about the decision making processes in the organization. This initiative is expected to motivate and inspire fellow young leaders working to solve the problems of their society.

The Mzuzah Africa Convergence On Sustainability

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Yesterday, our volunteers attended the convergence on sustainability at Ashesi University to participate in a dialogue to map the emerging trends of sustainable innovative solutions and the type of leadership required to deal with issues related to sustainable development. The Mzuzah Africa Convergence on Sustainability has emerged with the understanding that only Sustainable Thinking Leaders are capable of providing the most appropriate solutions to the present problems of African societies. Mzuzah provides a platform for debate, analysis and collaboration between current and future leaders interested in discussing sustainable solutions to the regions challenges with innovative lens. Only innovation and creativity will ensure workable, stable and realistic solutions to Africa's contemporary issues. This initiative forms part of our One Year Volunteer Program to provide the platform for young people to engage in strategy and policy design for future innovations.


Happy International Women's Day

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Women form an integral part of community and socio - economic development. We have great interest in providing opportunities to young women in our country to form part of the decision making process of our organization. Our portfolio places high priority on women as the beneficiaries of our initiatives. Today, we celebrate the strong women in our organization contributing their efforts and time to make Ghana a better place.

Happy Independence Day Ghana

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The stories of independence keeps ringing since 1957. The songs of our freedom is only a state of mind. We are not excited about taking feeding money from our parents at age 61. We are not excited about the health policies in Ghana. We are not excited about the broken health systems in Ghana. We are not excited about the poor access to quality healthcare in our rural communities. We strongly believe in the prospects of our youth organization to take control of the problems facing our country yesterday, today and tomorrow and we are looking forward to the Ghana we wished for. God Bless Our Homeland Ghana.

RECAP: Market Invasion @ Agbobloshie Market (Sodom & Gomorrah) - Part 2

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The Accra Team visited the Agboblosie Market (Sodom & Gomorrah) in January to educate the market women on cervical cancer and human papillomavirus in our local dialect.





RECAP: World Cancer Day @ Tamale

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On World Cancer Day, our Tamale Team visited the Tamale Children’s Home located at Yohani to donate assorted items and raise awareness on Childhood Cancer.



RECAP: Market Invasion @ Ayigya Market

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In January, our Kumasi Team visited the Ayigya Market for our “Market Invasion” event. This initiative is a cervical cancer awareness program to educate these our market women on cervical cancer and human papillomavirus in our local dialects


Impact Evaluations ~ Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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The impact evaluations for the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January follows two (2) different aspects of our awareness programs. Zurak Cancer Foundation has leveraged its social media presence to create awareness on cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV). With regards to our social media platforms we considered our total reach on Facebook during the awareness program and we recorded 35,064. For Instagram, we recorded 3,051. During the awareness campaign we made 14 posts regarding cervical cancer awareness during our evaluations for Twitter and WhatsApp, we multiplied our followers by the number of posts we made during the awareness campaign. Therefore, we recorded 1,596 for Twitter and 1,232 for WhatsApp. We estimated an impact evaluation of 1,500 during our market invasion events for Accra, Kumasi and Tamale. Finally, our total impact for the January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month stands at 42,443.

Zurak Cancer Foundation Donates To Pediatric Oncology Unit of KATH

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The World Cancer Day is a day set aside by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals and objectives of the World Cancer Declaration, which was written in the year 2008. It is an international day marked on 4th of February every year to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The day was set aside by the international community to increase awareness and education on cancer with the slogan "We can. I can".
This year’s World Cancer Day event in Kumasi was a special one as two Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Zurak Cancer Foundation (ZCF) and Institute of Research and Community Planning Ghana (IRCP_GH), partnered to donate some items to the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region on the Sunday, February 4, 2018 at about 10:00am.


Zurak Cancer Foundation (ZCF) is a policy-oriented and service delivery Non-Governmental Organization providing solutio…

Photos: World Cancer Day Accra Edition

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Meeting With Johnson & Johnson

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The Administrative Team held a meeting with Johnson & Johnson today to discuss our SWOT Analysis, SMART Goals and how best to work together to support the organization.

Photos: Market Invasion Initiative By ZCF Tamale

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The Zurak Cancer Foundation Tamale team visited the Lamashegu Market within the Tamale Metropolis to educate market women on cervical cancer. 



Our CEO Abdul Samed Zurak Featured @ World Economic Forum

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Our Chief Executive Officer has been featured in the One Young World video for the World Economic Forum. Our leader is a One Young World Ambassador and Johnson & Johnson Scholar. He has been selected to discuss the biggest risks facing the country and the way forward to the problems. Enjoy the video below!

Photos: Market Invasion @ Agbobloshie Market (Sodom & Gomorrah) - Part 1

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Zurak Cancer Foundation Set To Invade Agbobloshie Market

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This year, we developed a strategy to take our market invasion to the Agbobloshie Market; the largest market in Accra, Ghana. The market is a cosmopolitan environment where dwellings are wooden shacks that lack water and sanitation. The area is also home to armed robbers, prostitutes, drug dealers and others involved in underground markets. Crime and disease run rampant throughout Agbogbloshie, creating an almost uninhabitable environment for humans. Outsiders have nicknamed the area “Sodom and Gomorrah,” after two condemned Biblical cities, due to the harsh living conditions in Agbogbloshie. We are looking forward to to implement our strategies at the market to provide solutions to cancer prevalence in the community.

Zurak Cancer Foundation Honors Team During The Merck eHealth Meet Up End of Year Party

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Zurak Cancer Foundation honored its members during the Merck eHealth Meet Up End of Year Party. The Merck eHealth Meet Up is a monthly series inviting players in the health innovation industry to discuss solutions to health challenges in Ghana. Zurak Cancer Foundation is incubating under the Merck Entrepreneurial Development Space (MEDspace) and the organization played a vital role during the monthly series. As part of the organization's motive to encourage and motivate its team, the management developed a strategy to honor most deserving members of the organization who have contributed their time and efforts to take the organization to the next level.