Cancer Society of Maldives (CSM) is a national community based (non-profit/non-governmental) organization formed for the purpose of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the Maldives. We aim to contribute towards the well being of our community by creating awareness about cancer, providing support and circulating information and resources so as to enhance the experience of people fighting against cancer. It is one of our top priorities to conduct cancer research and to create a cancer patient registered data base in the Maldives.
To increase Cancer awareness through educating our community on different types of cancer, their methods of prevention and treatment. We consider awareness a cure as well as a triumph over fear.
To establish a cancer patient registered data base in the Maldives. Whilst cancer patients are increasing across Maldives, no official record of cancer patients has been maintained in the Maldives. We believe an official record of cancer patients will facilitate in analysing the causes of various cancer types in Maldives as well as enable our process of creating awareness and increasing the quality of cancer-care available to patients within our community.
To provide psychosocial support to cancer patients and their families to assist in the treatment process by acting as a support network and a coping mechanism for patients going through anxiety and depression and other emotional disparities during the period of their treatment.