About Us


About Us

MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional or National Cancer Council) 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 born in 1994 and was 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.

Our Mission, Goals and Focus

MAKNA is consistently working on improving ways to mobilise its resources effectively for fighting cancer.

History of MAKNA

Read the story of an organisation bent on helping cancer patients lead better lives for the past 20 years.

Our International Initiatives

MAKNA believes in establishing collaborations with NGOs across the region to maximise the sharing of information, knowledge, expertise and resources.

Our Partners

Our partners are a constant source of strength that helps us to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Career with MAKNA

As an employee of MAKNA, you’d be exceeding even your own expectations of yourself. At MAKNA, you are part of a team that is constantly changing people’s lives.


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