Kuwala health media takes strides in the fight against cervical cancer
Written by Grant Mhango 18th may, 2016
Kuwala Health Media a non-governmental spearheading the fight against cervical cancer in the country says time has come to assist government in the fight against cervical cancer.
Kuwala Health Media Executive Director Joel Jere made the remarks when his organization donated equipment used for screening cervical cancer. Jere said the fight against the pandemic is everyone’s responsibility.
“Government is trying its part but time has come that we all join hands against the pandemic.” Said Jere.
National Coordinator for cervical cancer in Malawi Dr. Wesley Sichali thanked the group for the timely donation. However Sichali who is also Clinical Officer at Mapale Health Centre requested for further equipment that will help detect cervical cancer at an early stage.
“We appreciate for the timely donation, however the challenge that we have is the need for a Gas Cylinder which helps in detecting cervical cancer at early stages.” Said Sichali.
Responding to the concerns Jere promised that his organization will treat the issue as a matter of urgency.
“As an organization we are going to fundraise for the machine which I am told is in the ranges of K150,000.”Said Jere.
Sibongingile Tembo a cancer survivor urged people to join hands with Kuwala Health Media in assisting government in the fight against cervical cancer in the country. The Human Papeloma Virus –HPV which causes disease is reportedly carried by men and medical experts promote male circumcision as a solution.