Cancer is a growing concern in Malawi, causing tremendous morbidity and mortality due to the lack of comprehensive cancer care. Almost 9,000 new cases are diagnosed every year according to a survey undertaken in 2010.
A survey by the Malawi Government from 28 public hospitals that included district and central hospitals documented over 10,300 new cases of cancer in 2009 alone. This did not include private hospitals and majority of mission hospitals. Cancer services in the country are very limited. Malawi a country of 13.1 million has no radiotherapy services, very limited chemotherapy services. These limited services are mostly available to paediatric patients, private patients and lucky patients that make it to the main cancer unit at the Queen Elizabeth Central hospital.
MAHECAS has now embarked on new programme to support the Malawi cancer programme. This programme will support interventions covering Prevention – (Awareness), Early detection (Screening), Treatment and Palliative care. We very much welcome individuals and other organisations to partner with us in this programme.
This initiative will for the first time offer chances to cure some of the cancers (e.g. HIV-associated malignancies like Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas which occur in 10% of the HIV population) in each and every region of the country through this mobile clinic. To donate to this cause, please click on the Just Giving button below to proceed.
We very much welcome individuals and other organisations to partner with us in this programme. to partner with us or participate in any of our events to raise funds for the cancer project, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org