Through our partnership with Charity Launch come stories of resiliency in Northern Tanzania. The second installment of this four-video series is “A Parent’s Love”:
The majority of cancer cases go untreated in Tanzania due to a scarcity of resources; Northern Tanzania currently lacks even a single facility equipped to treat patients with cancer, who must travel to the country’s single cancer treatment hospital in the south. The dearth of treatment centers plays a huge role in the spiking cancer mortality rates across all of Africa, particularly for children; for instance, 80% of childhood cancers are cured in the developed world, whereas only 5% of African children with cancer are cured.
In Tanzania, addressing this problem starts with building facilities to diagnose and treat cancers that currently go undetected and un-tackled. We’re starting by partnering with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi to construct the first cancer care facility in the region. Read more about our initiatives and how you can help, or schedule a donation for Give to the Max Day on November 13 (all contributions doubled up to $50,000!).