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).