Who we are

AFRON Oncology for Africa is an Italian Non Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to fight cancer in African countries.
Founded in 2010 by Medical Specialists from the National Cancer Institute “Regina Elena” in Rome (Italy), AFRON started its first intervention in Uganda, where it is currently performing, then extended its programs also to Mauritania (2013-2014) and to Rwanda (2017-2019).


For its engagement in the battle against cancer, AFRON received a Golden Jubilee Medal from the President of the Ugandan Republic in 2018 and was awarded by the President of the Italian Republic in 2019. 
Our strategy
AFRON believes that everybody in the world should have the opportunity to prevent, fight and overcome cancer. The gap between cancer care in Western Countries and in Low-Middle- Income-Countries (LMIC) is still unacceptable, so AFRON pursued a strategy to improve the access to cancer care in African countries, focusing mainly on female and childhood cancer.


Our vision

A world where everybody can have an equal access to cancer care.

Our mission

We fight cancer in African populations by providing awareness, prevention, treatment and training programs, in collaboration with local and strategic partners.

Our core values

SOLIDARITY to disadvantaged and neglected people

RESPECT for local communities and promotion of diversity

IMPARTIALITY of healthcare, regardless of sex, race, culture or religion

INDEPENDENCE from policy, religion, economy or any other discriminating factor

INTEGRITY guaranteed by high moral and ethical standards