World Cancer Day 2024.

Zambian Cancer Society joined the rest of the World in Commemorating the World Cancer Day which falls on 4th February every year.

The Zambian National Commemoration was held in Choma Town, Southern Province yesterday – 5th February 2024.

The event was graced by Hon. Credo Nanjuma – Provincial Minister, Southern Province, traditional leaders, public and and private sector, civil Societies, and members of the public.

We have been raising awareness in churches, markets and in the streets. Choma citizens have received the information positively and many turned up for screening.

Since Thursday, we have been offering free screening for women’s, menโ€™s, and children’s cancers.

This year’s theme is: United To Close The Cancer Care Gap.

We want to extend our gratitude to all partners who played a role in the National Commemoration.

Zambian Cancer Society Cancer Diseases Hospital UICCUICC – Union for International Cancer ControlUnion for International Cancer Control




Cervical Awareness Month

January is recognised worldwide as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past two days, 24th and 25th January 2024, the Zambian Cancer Society (ZCS) and its partners offered MTN Zambia Cervical Health Awareness and Screening to female MTN Zambia staff in Lusaka. This year’s theme is “Learn. Prevent. Screen.”

As a founding member of the ACHA Africa – African Cervical Cancer Health Alliance ACHA), part of our mission as ZCS is to empower communities to increase access to prevention and control of cervical cancer in Africa by 2030 as we work towards achieving the World Health Organization (WHO) 90-70-90 targets.

During our awareness campaign, we provided information on various topics related to cervical health, such as prevention, cervical hygiene, the HPV vaccine, and the consequences of inserting harmful substances in the vagina. We also discussed different treatment options and life after a cervical cancer diagnosis.

We are pleased that the turnout among MTN staff was excellent. During the Health Talk, Ms. OmpieShandavu – MTN Human Resources General Manager, encouraged employees to take advantage of the screening, which was being done in-house. Meanwhile, Ms. Pamela C. Pio – General Manager of Corporate Services, emphasised the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She explained that a healthy lifestyle not only reduces your cervical cancer risks but also reduces mental stress.

Listening to Aunty Rebecca’s experience as a cervical cancer survivor, counsellor and member of ZCS was genuinely inspiring. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling and the strength of the human spirit.

We are inspired by MTN’s invitation to the Zambian Cancer Society. Let’s continue to spread awareness about cervical cancer nationally and unite in our efforts to eliminate it from Africa. Remember, together, we can make a difference. Everyone has a role to play!




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We donated supportive drugs and linen to the Cancer Diseases Hospital amounting to K64,000.

During the donation, the Senior Medical Superintendent Dr. Susan Musadabwe expressed her gratitude to ZCS. She highlighted the consistent support provided by ZCS to those affected by cancer at CDH. Dr. Musadabwe emphasized that the ZCS has been a strong and reliable partner for the hospital, especially during challenging times. ‘The timely and well-coordinated donations have directly addressed the needs of patients.’

ZCS Executive Director Ms. Udie Soko shared her appreciation for the stakeholders who have supplemented ZCSโ€™s efforts. These efforts aim to ensure that cancer patients receive the necessary assistance through various fundraising activities. She thanked the different partners who made these activities possible, emphasizing the collective impact achieved by the organization.

As we continue to commemorate World Cancer Day under the theme UNITED TO CLOSE THE CANCER CARE GAP, we are grateful to the different partners who have made these activities possible.

We would like to thank Mukushi Country Club and Protea Hotel group for their unwavering and continued generosity. Their consistent donations have significantly impacted ZCSโ€™s ability to provide essential support to cancer patients.

As Martin Luther King once eloquently stated, โ€œIf I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

ZCS remains hopeful that their donation will indeed create a meaningful difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer.


Cancer Diseases Hospital