Remi Hengeleka is one of the lucky ones.
Although cervical cancer screening is inexpensive, it is not widely available in parts of Tanzania that need it most. Unfortunately, cervical cancer is projected to become even more common over the next decade. Globally, deaths will likely rise 25 percent during the next 10 years, according to the World Health Organization.
In Tanzania, the burden of cervical cancer is already among the world’s highest—being 50 percent higher than all East Africa and nine times higher than North America and Europe. Fortunately, cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent curable if caught in its early stages.
IMA World Health needs your help!
By joining the global effort to eliminate cervical cancer deaths, we are working to stop cervical cancer in the vastly underserved Mara region of Tanzania—where cancer rates recently rose more than 4 percent in four years—through prevention, screening and treatment for those diagnosed early.
With your help, we can train health workers on proper screening techniques, provide essential equipment and screening supplies, provide referrals and counseling when necessary, and develop materials and community activities that will create awareness on the importance of screening and early detection.
Founded in 1960, IMA World Health is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with communities to overcome their public health challenges.