Through our partnership with Charity Launch come stories of resiliency in Northern Tanzania. We’re excited and humbled to share the first one with you:
Tragically, resiliency isn’t all that matters in the fight against cancer–especially in Northern Tanzania, where 96% percent of the known cancer cases receive no treatment. The World Health Organization reports that within the next five years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in Tanzania, and responsible for more deaths annually than HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined. Those impacted are brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers.
That’s why the Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania is working to create the first modern cancer center in Northern Tanzania in partnership with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). This facility will serve more than 11 million people and become a model for delivering modern cancer care to people throughout sub-Saharan Africa.