Our Mission is Simple
The Thomas John Prostate Foundation (TJPF) is a philanthropic organization founded in 2008 by Sir Dr. Thomas M. Asuquo John. The mission of the foundation is simple, yet powerful: To provide early prostate cancer screening to saves lives. No man with access to early prostate cancer screening, should lose his life to prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a cancer which when caught early, can be eradicated and cured totally.
The reality is that we can catch it early.
Medical Statistics show prostate cancer is more common amongst men of African origin, regardless of where in the world they reside. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst African men. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst Nigerian men, and the most common cause of death from cancer in Nigerian men. Worldwide as of 2020, prostate cancer is the third most frequent cause of cancer deaths.
All men above the age of 40 years should have yearly prostate exams. Providing early prostate cancer screening, and raising awareness about prostate cancer as TJPF has been doing for the past 15 years, has saved the lives of many men throughout Nigeria. There is still a lot of work to be done, as many are still unaware about the presence of the prostate gland, and the fact that it needs to be checked regularly.
The foundation has been fortunate enough to partner with multiple Hospitals, Clinics, Medical Teams, Religious organizations, Religious leaders, Board members, and other people who have responded to the inspiring call and example of TJPF founder Sir. Dr. Thomas M. Asuquo John.