Building Dedicated Exam Rooms at the Nyaishozi Dispensary in Tanzania
With proper screening and early treatment, cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, however cervical cancer remains the #1 cause of cancer-related death for women in sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, thousands of woman die unnecessarily from cervical cancer in Tanzania alone, leaving behind thousands more motherless children.
As basic as it sounds, one of the challenges today in reducing the incidence of cervical cancer among women in Tanzania is the lack of proper education, screening and treatment facilities, particularly in rural areas.
Cervical cancer can be prevented by a simple procedure of screening healthy women for pre-cancerous cells in the cervix, which is routine practice in many countries.
Kahawa Foundation, and our supporters, have raised over $22,000 USD to build a healthcare clinic on the site of the Nyaishozi Dispensary, located west of Lake Victoria, in the highlands of the Kagera Region of Tanzania. The clinic will be focused on cervical cancer screenings, but will also be used for other healthcare services when needed.
OCT 2018 UPDATE
Building on the Nyaishozi Dispensary site has begun!