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Prof. Sani Malami emerges President of Nigeria Cancer Society

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By Asmau Ahmad

At the just concluded election into various positions of Nigeria Cancer Society (NCS) on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 Professor Sani Abubakar Malami has emerged in a landslide victory the President of Nigeria Cancer Society. The election took place during the NCS’s 42nd Annual General Meeting and International Scientific Conference that took place from 1-3 August 2016 at the Yaradua Centre Abuja, Nigeria.

The theme of the conference was ‘Harnessing Global Opportunities for Cancer Control in Nigeria’ which was the topic of the keynote address delivered by Dr Rui Gama Vaz World Health Organization Country Representative for Nigeria.


Prof Malami was a former commissioner of health in Bauchi State from 2011 – May 2015 and had previously served in the Nigeria Cancer Society as follow;

  • Member of Delegation – Senate hearing on the passage of the National Tobacco Control Bill (2010)
  • Leader of Delegation – House of Representatives Public debate / hearing on Proposed National Cancer Act (2011)
  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the National Conference of the Nigerian Cancer Society meeting 2010
  • Member of the National Executive Committee of Nigerian Cancer Society (2009 to 2015); Director of Publicity (2009-2011); acting National Secretary General (2010-2012)
  • Member of Delegation to the 12thWorld Cancer Congress, Shenzhen, China



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