Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa Inc (BCIEA) is a non-
profit organization dedicated to take the lead in the
advancement of breast cancer surveillance and improved
survival rates targeted to the most neglected population in
the low income communities of East Africa.
BCIEA believes that knowledge is power that alters and saves
life from ignorance and disease.
Our mission is to empower people through education based on
proven methods and resources that are regionalized and
culturally acceptable to target audiences.
- Breast health that emphasizes early detection of
- Home and community based instructional activities and
- Surveillance and statistical inventory of all aspects
of the teaching/learning process is integral to the success
of the program and catalyst to research into areas unique to
- Establishment of a resource center to provide
information, educational materials, audio/video
demonstrations in English and local languages for community
out reach activities
- Center to provide training for volunteer recruits to
serve in various capacities:
- Data collection, research
- Fundraising, sponsorship,
- Media, promotion
- Policy matters
To spearhead the creation of a Breast Health Initiative that
educates, nurtures, changes and saves lives drawing on the
strength of East African women meanwhile collecting essential
data for conducting research on the cure of breast
BCIEA believes that change is a critical necessity that comes from within each individual. While we pride ourselves in our African culture, we recognize the need to change and modify some of our cultural aspects and practices to take advantage of technical advances for better life. Knowledge and understanding are the key elements to change and therefore education is the essence of BCIEA efforts to dispel myths and oppressive cultural practices while at the same time focusing on the basic human rights. Preventive health education is an affordable alternative which is a relevant and appropriate benchmark to early detection of breast cancer. An all inclusive multimedia information dissemination of educational information to family, village, church, community, and leadership aimed at enhancing acceptance of new technologies as proven effective in developed countries is a key component of our approach.
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