Welcome

HOCAF is registered as a Trust with the Malawi government and is also registered with the NGO Board.

Our passion is to offer sustainable solutions by mobilizing and sensitizing the youth, the needy and the marginalized in Malawi on the prevention, management and treatment of cancer in Malawi.

Cancer is a silent killer that moves in undetectable waves affecting populations. We believe that by empowering the society, especially the youth who are diagnosed and affected by cancer, there will be a ripple effect towards the creation of a cancer-free African generation.

We are taking a preventative approach to the management of cancer through awareness and establishment of a wellness centre.

What We Do

Improving awareness

Improving awareness among the general public on health care providers, as well as how to best access effective health services

Leveraging existing public health infrastructure

Leveraging existing public health infrastructure is an important strategy for cancer control in low-and middle-income communities, where resources to address the burden of chronic disease are limited. Collaborations with existing cancer programs around the world are increasing capacity for cancer control.

Cancer-based programs

Cancer-based program development and health education for disadvantaged youth

Our Achievements

Introduction of First Cancer Soldier

We unveiled Gabadinho Mhango as Hocaf's Cancer Soldier. "Gaba" is one of Malawi's biggest export as he plays football on the international scene. Being a great mentor with great influence for the youth in Malawi and beyond, he has joined in on the cancer fight to educate the youth on the importance of early detection of cancer and also to encourage them to delay their sexual debut to reduce the risk of contracting HPV  which causes cervical cancer in women and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Collaborated with Global Health Alumni- Dzaleka Community Awareness

We sensitized the community of Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District on the importance of early detection of cancer and will make a follow up visit for screening. We also trained girls on how to examine their breasts on their own as this helps to notice changes in their breasts early. 

Collaborated with Rotary Club Lilongwe- Community Awareness

We sensitized the youth, men and women on the importance of early detection of cancer and the preventative means which included Government's introduction of HPV Vaccine to 9 year old girls from January 2019. We further encouraged girls to delay their sexual debut to reduce the risk of contracting HPV.

Step up to Cancer Campaigns

Hope for Cancer Foundation organized Malawi’s first “Step up to the challenge” within the world cancer commemoration Month in February – where people of all walks of life came together and learnt about Cancer and the importance of early detection of the disease. 3 more Step up for Cancer Aerobic sessions took place in Lilongwe and Blantyre led by the Malawi Defence Force. A total of 4000 attended the aerobic session 167 women had breast examinations, 141 women had cervical cancer screening (pap smears) done and 21 suspicious cases were found. 10 received thermal coagulation and 11 were referred to the main hospitals for further tests


To improve the quality of life of women, men, boys and girls in Malawi through the reduction of the incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality of cancer through aggressive awareness and establishment of cancer wellness centres in Malawi.

To become a leading preventative cancer organization with a passion to offer sustainable solutions by mobilizing and sensitizing people from all walks of life on preven tion, management and treatment of cancer with a main purpose of reducing cancer incidence in Malawi.

To improve the quality of life of women, men, boys and girls in Malawi through the reduction of the incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality of cancers

To reduce cancer incidents in Malawi through establishment of wellness centres in all regions of Malawi

Enhanced community awareness and mobilization for cancer prevention and control services by 60% in the targeted districts by 2020

Enhanced behaviour change interventions for reduction of risk of co-factors for cancer development among the youth and the community by 60% by 2020 Establishment of 3 Wellness Centres in Malawi

Activities

Partners


MoH

CEWAG


MDF