Category: News Blog
Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:31
The Cancer Association of Namibia, as administrator of the Namibia National Cancer Registry, is proud to present the fifth ‘Cancer Incidence in Namibia Report (2010 – 2014)’ at the end of February 2017.
This document should ideally be read along with the previous published reports (1995 – 1998; 2000 – 2005; and 2006 – 2009). From commentary in the report by Mr Henri Carrara, Consultant Analytical Epidemiologist (RSA) for CAN, Namibians will quickly realize that there is still much work to be done to ensure we provide data of a world-class standard from Namibia in terms of cancer reporting.
It is also evident that as time goes by, case reporting, active case finding and case updating does enjoy more attention.
Data collection is a very time-consuming and a costly process and, as a welfare organisation, we underscore the urgency of public and stakeholder engagement – not only in data support, but for funding as well. Since the Association remains committed to fighting cancer and to making an impact on our communities, the national cancer registry must remain a priority at all costs!
To this effect, the Cancer Association of Namibia is embarking on data collection of cancer cases diagnosed during 2015 and 2016 that may not have been recorded through our regular notification channels and procedures.
We not only wish to record all cancer cases for reporting, but also have access and contact with cancer patients who may need our assistance.
In this vein, I respectfully request Namibians to take hands with the Association by contacting our team at
or by fax to 061 237741 - and we will be in touch.
Remember, together WE can make a difference and now we need YOU in this fight with us!
National Director: Namibia National Cancer Registry (NNCR)
Chief Executive Officer: Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN)