The goal of the activities conducted was to maintain health and wellbeing of people by promoting healthy behaviours, encouraging regular medical check-ups and offering treatment of early changes that would develop to breast and cervical cancer.

Another goal was to increase access to healthcare services, to increase interaction between the community and healthcare workers through health talks and question and answer sessions, hence increasing trust.

The activities focused on offering health education on prevention, and on the common signs and symptoms of non-communicable diseases; health education on nutrition and its impact and contribution to non-communicable disease prevention; and finally all people who attended were screened for hypertension and blood sugar levels, with breast and cervical cancer screening for the women who attended.

Fig 1. A group of women waiting for cervical and breast cancer screening provided by the Medical Women’s Association of Tanzania (MEWATA)

Fig 2. Female doctors providing healthcare screening