NGO set to launch free breast, prostate cancer screening services in Dar es Salaam

The launch of the free screening program will start at Tegeta Kwa Ndevu, GDB social Centre, on 14th December 2019, for the whole day.
DAR ES SALAAAM, Tanzania - Dec. 11, 2019 - PRLog -- Tanzanians have been urged to embrace preventive health by seeing doctors when they are healthy, rather than wait until they are sick, sometimes with conditions like cancer, that has matured to a point of no return.

According to the Executive Secretary of not for profit, Associazione Ruvuma Onlus (Tanzania), Mrs. Happy Seiph Rwechungura, preventive health is very important as it can stop some conditions from developing or find them early before they become life-threatening. Happy is also a board member of the Voice of Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania  (VoWET).

The association based in Dar es Salaam, and registered by the ministry of health in Tanzania  but largely supported by Associazione Ruvuma Onlus (Italy) is urging Tanzanians to come out in big numbers for free screening of breast and prostate cancers, which have proved to be fatal in East Africa but can be cured if detected at early stages.

The Association plans to launch the first round of a free mobile health screening clinic in an effort to save lives through early detection of breast and prostate cancers.

"We will offer free screening from mid-December 2019  to February 2020. We urge Tanzanians to come out in large numbers and take advantage of the free but vital service!" she urged.

The launch of the free screening program will start at   Tegeta Kwa Ndevu, GDB social Centre, on 14th December 2019, for the whole day.

In offering the free service, the association has partnered with The Catholic Church Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam, health department. Organized free screenings will be taking place at  Tegeta mission Dispensary, Edward Muchaud Hospital, Sinza, Consolata Mbagala Dispensary, Mbagala Missionand Cardinal Rugambwa Hospital, Ukonga, she announced.

Happy noted that Associazione Ruvuma Onlus, have come up with the programme to contribute in providing a better access to health. She noted that despite massive public awareness, there were still many people fearfully of cancer screening, and others who want to but cannot afford the cost.

"We thank our president in Italy, Mr.  Rodrigo Rodriquez for the commitment in helping reduce the current gap between the quality of life in Italy and Tanzania," she noted.

Rodrigo has managed to get donors for the screening van, purchase of two modern ultrasound machines and the cost for two months screening, among other things.

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