Nurse Moureen Mbise fills out reports after screening Remi Paulo Hengeleka for cervical cancer in the Shirati Hospital in Shirati, Tanzania. (Paul Jeffrey/IMA World Health)
Nurse Moureen Mbise fills out reports after screening Remi Paulo Hengeleka for cervical cancer in the Shirati Hospital in Shirati, Tanzania. (Paul Jeffrey/IMA World Health)

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.

Please help us continue to give women like Remi Hengeleka access to lifesaving screening, testing and treatment in the fight against cervical cancer.

By making an unrestricted gift to IMA, you enable us to be flexible and responsive to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. Please give generously, knowing that your gift will save and improve lives.

Please help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by June 30—every dollar you give will be matched by a generous donor! Please give generously by filling out the donation form on this page.

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