Pink Amazon: Omolola Salako


Dr (Mrs.) Omolola Salako is the founder and Executive Director of Sebeccly Cancer Care (Sebeccly), a cancer charity established in 2006. Sebeccly has recorded major successes including provision of psychosocial and treatment support to over 3,000 breast cancer patients, as well as attempting the historic Guinness World Record, to form the largest pink human awareness ribbon, which was made up of 7, 498 Nigerians on the 10th of October 2015 at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Currently, Dr Salako and her team are building an indigenous cancer app that will help cancer patients and care givers with information and navigation of the Nigerian Cancer health care system at the touch of a button.

Dr Salako obtained her MBBS in the prestigious College of Medicine, University of Lagos and obtained her Fellowship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital becoming the youngest female Consultant Radiation and Clinical Oncologist in Nigeria. She is a cancer specialist with expertise in the treatment of breast, head and neck cancer, solid tumours and economics of cancer care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Salako is a patient advocate with extensive skills in counselling and survivorship issues.

Dr Salako is an active cancer researcher; she has authored and co-authored several publications in high impact journals locally and abroad. She is a recipient of awards and grants that support her scientific and advocacy cancer projects.

Dr Salako champions several causes related to female adolescents and women, she is a global cancer enthusiast and a serial social entrepreneur. Her hobbies are reading, listening to music and meditating. She is an amazing afrobeat dancer, talent scout and a dog whisperer.

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