MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional) or National Cancer Council of Malaysia is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded by Dato’ Mohd Farid Ariffin. Inspired by his own son’s fight and struggles with cancer, MAKNA was established in 1994 and officially launched in 1995.
In providing multi-faceted services, MAKNA prides itself as a home grown organisation that continues to play an important part helping cancer patients, regardless of background, race, creed, colour and station. MAKNA is consistently working on improving ways to mobilise its resources effectively for fighting cancer.
OUR MISSION : To
mobilise resources in order to provide curative, preventive, research and
support services to cancer patients and their families, high-risk groups and
the general public, in Malaysia and the world.
OUR OBJECTIVE : To pool
and utilise all efforts, expertise and finance of all sectors of the society to
fight cancer and reduce related pain, morbidity and the suffering that cancer
SERVICES : Awareness &
Education (Malaysia, Vietnam) | Bursary Assistance | Cancer Helpline | Cancer
Support Group & Counselling (Malaysia, Vietnam) | Treatment (UKMMC - MAKNA
Cancer Centre) | Half Way Home (Johor, Penang, Kelantan) | Home Visits |
Hospital Visits (Malaysia, Vietnam) | Prevention (Mobile Mammogram Unit,
Malaysia; Breast & Cervical Screening, Vietnam) | Research | Volunteers
(Kuala Lumpur, Sibu, Hanoi)