Monday, 13 June 2011


Background      MAKNA(MajlisKanser Nasional or the National Cancer Council) is a not-for-profit social enterprise mainly tasked to pool and utilise every effort, expertise and financial aid from every faction of society, and to fight cancer and reduce the related pain, suffering and morbidity that cancer patients and their families often experience.

 MAKNA registered under the Register of Societies on 10th November 1994 and officially launched on 30th March 1995. MAKNA was founded by Dato’Mohd Farid Ariffin.



To mobilize resources in order to provide curativepreventiveresearch and support services to cancer patients and their families, high-risk groups and the general public, in Malaysia and the World.

The human spirit can achieve what it is set out to do when the will is able.

To pool and utilize all efforts, expertise and finance from all sectors of the society, to fight cancer and reduce related pain, morbidity and the suffering that cancer patients undergo.
         Focus Areas


For over two decades now, MAKNA has not faltered in its fight against cancer, which is estimated to put one in seven Malaysian males and one in six Malaysian females at risk of developing in their lifetime.*

Although engaged in a difficult battle, MAKNA has waged numerous successful ‘campaigns’ over the years. Do take a moment to glance through the organisation’s achievements.
MAKNA is set up and registered under Malaysia’s Registrar of Societies.
MAKNA receives tax-exemption status from the Malaysian government;
The not-for-profit organisation is officially launched on March 30th.
MAKNA’s IKM-PPUKM cancer treatment centre opens on April 19th.
HLA Typing Service and Bone Marrow Donor Registry (Patient Services) are formed.
MAKNA embarks on numerous research collaborations with various Malaysian institutions of higher learning.
MAKNA launches the Young Survivors Scholarship Programme.
MAKNA introduces its unique Micro Credit Programme.
MAKNA Cancer Information Helpline – 1-800-88 MAKNA (62562) formed
MAKNA Cancer Research Institute opened
Coming Soon
MAKNA Mobile Cancer Screening Unit
MAKNA Comprehensive Cancer Center
         * National Cancer Registry (NCR) Cancer Incidence in Peninsular Malaysia 2003-2005 report.         

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