Kuwala Health Media takes cancer screening closer to the community

Written by  Grant Mhango

Kuwala Health Media Trust a non-governmental organization promoting cervical cancer awareness and screening says establishment of community cancer clinics is crucial in the fight against the disease.

Part of the interaction during the function Part of the interaction during the function

Kuwala Health Media Trust Executive Director Dr. Solomon Chomba was speaking at Luwinga Clinic in Mzuzu during the clinic’s open testing awareness campaign. Chomba said the move is part of supporting government on its campaign of fighting cervical cancer in the country. Government cannot reach every corner hence the need for other players to play their rightful role.


“The development is complementary to government’s efforts in increasing access to cancer screening services” said Chomba.


Chomba added that his organization intends to open more clinics in the future as one way of reducing distances people cover to access cancer services.


“Financial resources are affecting the clinic’s operations as it is failing to raise over 7.5 million Kwacha for buying equipment,” he added.


Luwinga’s Block Leader, Dominic Soko, promised the community’s full support towards the operations of the clinic.


“The development is timely as the community will be accessing cervical cancer services close to their doorsteps so they are welcome,” said Soko.


Apart from the awareness exercise, people were testing for diabetes, blood pressure and other conditions. Prior to the construction of the clinic Kuwala Health Media Trust has been donating various items to Mapale Health Centre including vinegar and drapes.

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