NCP Launch February 2015

03 Feb 2015

The National Cancer Platform was established this morning under the auspices of President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, bringing together the work of 11 different organisations in support of cancer patients and their families.

“This is the next step towards maturity in the social sector, the next step towards efficiency and effectiveness in the services we offer, and the next step towards ensuring we give full value for the money we raise,” Ms Coleiro Preca said.

The organisations involved in the initiative are: Action for Breast Cancer, Aurora Support Service, Europa Donna Malta, Hospice Malta, Karl Vella Foundation, Lumiere Support Group, Malta Community Chest Fund, Malta Health Network, Malta Cancer Awareness Group, Malta Health Network, Malta Cancer Awareness Group, The Ostomy Club and Puttinu Cares.

The President praised the organisations for their readiness to cooperate and called on them to maintain their autonomy and individual identities while working together to ensure a holistic and sustainable service for those affected by cancer.

The National Cancer Platform also launched an information booklet with details of the assistance offered by the participating organisations, as well as a dedicated helpline: 8007 2388