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Pearl Oncology inaugurates facility in Lagos to boost healthcare

Cancer care in Nigeria: A deep dive into numbers, cost, closing care gap

Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital, a medical institution in Nigeria, has inaugurated a new cancer care facility in Lagos.

Situated in the heart of Lekki in Lagos, the hospital, which is designed to meet the unique needs of cancer patients, represents a significant advancement in healthcare, and will offer a comprehensive range of specialised oncology services.

Inaugurating the facility recently in Lagos, Kola Adesina, managing director of Sahara Group, said the opening of the Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital is a commitment to advancing cancer care in Nigeria and beyond.

Delivering a lecture on ‘Closing the Cancer Gap,’ Usman Aliyu, director general of the Nigeria Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT), said that eliminating the barriers to cancer care is crucial.

He commended Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital’s efforts in reducing the cost of breast cancer care through its cancer clinic and technology-enabled services.

In her keynote address, Omolola Salako, founder and chief medical director of Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital, said the new hospital is a specialised cancer centre with a vision to be the preferred choice of humane cancer care and an ally to conquer cancer in Africa.

“The hospital’s mission is to prevent, treat, cure and palliate cancer while advancing calm, clarity, and hope in every patient interaction,” she explained.

She said the hospital is dedicated to delivering comprehensive services centred on three key priorities including cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

Babatunde Salako, a board member, extended an invitation for collaborations, partnerships, and referrals, emphasising the hospital’s dedication to comprehensive and accessible cancer care services.

The hospital, driven by the slogan “At the heart of humane cancer care,” celebrated its launch with the unveiling of a vibrant mural by Aliyu, emphasising its dedication to providing a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing environment for patients.