The Centre for Medical Diagnostics (CMed), located at the African Bible College (ABC) Clinic in Lilongwe, at the weekend carried out free breast and cervical cancer screening for women from the high density areas of Mtsiliza and Mtandile townships.
Speaking to The Nation, CMed marketing manager Malumbo Chirwa said the open day was organised to raise awareness to women on the importance of early detection of the two cancers.
He said: “Early detection of the diseases can play an instrumental role in saving lives and increasing chances of being cured from the disease. What these Malawian women need most of all is our mutual effort and support.”
In her remarks, Standard Bank human capital head Alinane Tembo, whose institution sponsored the event alongside SeedCo, said her bank targeted women from the two high density areas because they do not earn enough to seek private medical services and have limited information but still remain at high risk of developing these ailments.