TamBo Foundation will work with African civic groups and faith-based organizations that cater to our target population. This is critical in unveiling the ethnoreligious stigmas associated with being a cancer patient of African descent.
Early detection is a critical part of preventing deaths from a cancer diagnosis. People of African descent are diagnosed at a much later stage and have disproportionately low survival rates. Black women are less likely to perform breast self-exams, get mammograms, and are less likely to seek medical care when they suspect something is wrong.
The foundation will use our culturally relevant tools and resources to raise awareness about prevention, detection, and diagnosis.