Pink Blue (Nigeria) is a youth-led, community-based cancer initiative that has been providing breast and cervical cancer free screening for poor and rural women in Nigeria, amidst many obstacles, including the perception that cancer is “white people’s disease”.
Since its founding, Project PINK BLUE has been able to impact the lives of many people by providing cancer education, awareness for living healthier lifestyles, preventive measures, distributing breast self-examination guides, and health education across generations.
Since September 2013, over 600 women have been treated and millions have been reached through their work and they have helped poor cancer patients pay for treatments they could not otherwise afford.
Graça Machel signs the certificate for Project Pink Blue
The Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Awards celebrate civil society activism by rewarding an organisation, individual activist and young person for their excellence, innovation, and brave risk-taking.
Since the Awards were launched by Graça Machel in 2004, 24 projects in 19 different countries have received this honour.
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