Support and Care Groups
We will develop support and care groups in rural clinics, where women can share their experiences and fears with other women. Mass Media awareness campaigns will also be implemented through social media, radio, newspaper and leaflets.
In South Africa, where competing health priorities have delayed the implementation of a national breast cancer screening programme, the Foundation supports the adoption of the Global Summit recommendations. We foresee and will encourage beneficial synergies between the Global Programme and the more established cancer screening programmes. An advantage is that South Africa already has a well established diagnostic and treatment infrastructure which, whilst requiring expansion and improvement, means we will not have to start everything from scratch. There is clear evidence that in the absence of a screening programme, early stage diagnosis and treatment reduces morbidity and mortality and reflects an achievable goal in an enabling environment.