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Her Excellency
Dr. Zainab Bagudu

Global Cancer Advocate, A Champion for Women and Children, Former First Lady of Kebbi State.


Who is Dr. ZSB?

Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, a global advocate for women's health, with a particular focus on cancer and a Consultant Pediatrician.

Health and Cancer Advocate

Helping to improve cancer awareness to persons in rural areas and encouraging early diagnosis in women.

Leadership & Capacity Building

Equipping women and children with life long skills and coaching them on achieving goals.

Advocate for Women & Children

Growing the next generation of leaders through education and building women leaders from the grassroots.

Dr. Zainab Bagudu shortlisted for President-elect at UICC

It is with great humility, I share with you the announcement of my name as one of the candidates shortlisted for the President-elect position (2022-2024) of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)– the worldwide umbrella body for cancer organizations.


20+ Years of experience

Helping to fight cancer and improve diagnosis

Through Medicaid Cancer Foundation, we encourage regular testing and  diagnosis of cancer, give support to patients diagnosed with cancer and their families. Fighting cancer with the aim of increasing the chance of survival, access treatment and higher costs of care.

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The Nigerian President Endorses
Dr. Zainab Bagudu

On 2nd September 2022, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari endorsed Dr. Zainab Bagudu on behalf of the Nigerian Government as the ideal candidate for the position of President-Elect at the Union for International Cancer Control.


My recognitions as a global Cancer advocate, champion for Women and Children, leader and Philanthropist.


Phizer in Partnership with Medicaid Cancer Foundation
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Roche Logo
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Kebbi State Ministry of Health
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UICC logo
NIgerian Cancer Society
UBA logo
World Health Organization in partnership with Medicaid Cancer Foundation
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National Health Insurance Scheme
Jaiz Bank
Janssen Logo
Access bank logo
Procter and Gamble logo
Being a first lady

Kebbi State, Nigeria

Fondly called the Godmother of the Health in Kebbi State. Dr Shinkafi-Bagudu has sponsored health programmes which include free cancer screening and awarenes, Immunization, distribution of birth kits, support for people diagnosed with cancer and their families, and sickle cell related illnesses. As the UNICEF Hilwa grand patron, Dr Zainab Shinkafi has spearheaded girl child education and school enrolment

Working with Development Partners

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Leadership & Advocacy

My dream is to create awareness, promote testing and provide support to people diagnosed with cancer.

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