Cancer Control in Morocco: The Contribution of Lalla Salma Foundation
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Foundation
Cancer
Prevention and Control
Access to Health Care
Social Support

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Bekkali R. Cancer Control in Morocco: The Contribution of Lalla Salma Foundation. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 May 3 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];4:55-9. Available from: https://www.mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/58

Abstract

Since the creation of Lalla Salma Foundation on 22nd November 2005, cancer prevention and control have become a public health priority in Morocco. Accordingly, the Foundation and the Ministry of Health have developed the National Cancer Prevention and Control Plan for 2010-2019. In this context, the Foundation conducts actions in the areas of awareness-raising, prevention, early detection, and access to care. In addition, the Foundation develops social solidarity activities through the construction of "Homes for Life" for patients and their relatives, the creation of a network of volunteers throughout the Kingdom, the development of palliative care at home, and assistance of orphans due to cancer.
Under the leadership of Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Salma, the Foundation mobilizes the necessary funds, coordinates the different actions, and federates the stakeholders involved in cancer control.
As a Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization for the promotion of prevention and cancer care, Her Royal Highness plays also an important role in the advocacy for cancer control in the world and supports several African countries in implementing programs for cancer prevention, cancer control, and access to medicines.

https://doi.org/10.15342/ijms.v4is.142
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