"A Child's Journey Through Cancer Treatment in Tanzania"
Dr. Kristin Schroeder, co-founder ICCARE Since 2014 Dr. Schroeder has spent 6+ months a year in Mwanza, Tanzania, at Bugando Medical Centre. In addition to developing capacity for pediatric cancer care, she focuses on improving outcomes and reducing treatment abandonment in low-resource settings.
Event took place December 16, 2020
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We help cure children in Africa with cancer
We provide children in Africa with access to cancer treatment and fund organizations that are changing the equation.
Children and their families need the resources to support the medical, social, economic, and logistical necessities to successfully complete curative treatment
We have helped hundreds of children receive care and support through programs for accurate diagnosis, dedicated medical care, transportation, housing, treatment education, and access to resources such as a dedicated 24/7 clinical hotline
We raise hope together. We work with partners in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya and the United States to achieve our mission, which started with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and now supports children with all types of cancer.
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BLFA-supported labs are important contributors to improved cancer patient outcomes in East Africa. The state-of-the-art flow cytometry technology and training we have helped the labs implement has significantly grown local capacity for earlier and more accurate cancer diagnosis.
ICCARE has been a BLFA partner since January 2018. Initially BLFA funding was used to support expanding ICCARE’s hostel, which started in 2017 and i housed an average of 4 patients per week with a nurse and a cook.
In 2020 BLFA distributed US $7,500 of COVID-19 Emergency Funds to three of our partner’s childhood cancer treatment locations. UNC Project Malawi used funds to procure 400 locally made adult cloth masks (patterned) and 400 pediatric masks (red and blue).
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