CCA is a small registered non-profit CIC in England. Our vision through increased awareness is to reduce the rate of mortality and morbidity caused by Breast cancer in rural Africa.
We do this by visiting rural communities in Africa educating women on how to self examine their breasts for changes and also share information about the early signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer. Our team of volunteers is a mixture of medical and non-medical professionals.
During our activities in the rural communities, the volunteers distribute simple printed materials explaining breast self-examination and what changes to look out for. Due to language differences we sometimes publicly demonstrate how this is done, through an interpreter. In each community we work with the local health centers, this allows us to transfer knowledge and develop continuity and sustainability with the local Nurses and Doctors. While the medical teams are examining the women in the private rooms, they explain to each woman how to repeat the examination and note any observation. One of the biggest challenges in rural Africa is the absence of accurate data, so we gather information through questionnaires. Our information must be as simple as possible.
Cancer care facilities are almost non-existence in rural areas and funding for treatments are very high. Our prayer is to use these missions to encourage local and international health partners to focus on cancer care in rural Africa, provide rural experience to volunteers and reduce the high number of last presentation in Africa.
To join us please fill the form via this link http://cancelcancerafrica.org/volunteer.html
Limpopo Province in South Africa (4th -13th March)
Busia County in Kenya (13th – 22nd August)