Where We Work

An all-female drumline marching at a women's health event in the Ukraine.
An all-female drumline marching at a women's health event in the Ukraine. Click for high-res version

WE CAN has conducted breast cancer advocacy, outreach and education summits in numerous countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and East Africa.  

We hosted our first East African Advocacy Summit in Kampala, Uganda in September 2013.  Our second African Summit was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, September, 2014.  Our thrid African Summit will be in Nairobi, Kenya, April 22-23, 2016.

In every site, we work with the host country to identify priorities and ensure culturally appropriate content. 

A mammography van in Kyrgystan
A mammography van in Kyrgystan. Click for high-res version

Eastern Europe/Central Asia

Breast cancer is the most common cancer the leading cause of cancer-related death in women in this region. In Central and Eastern Europe in 2008, there were nearly 115,000 new cases of breast cancer and more than 47,000 breast cancer-related deaths; more than 31,000 new cases of cervical cancer and more than 15,000 deaths from cervical cancer; and more than 27,000 new cases of ovarian cancer and more than 16,000 ovarian cancer-related deaths.

  • Lithuania - 2003
  • Ukraine - 2005
  • Belarus - 2007
  • Kyrgyzstan - 2009
  • Lithuania - 2011
  • Georgia - 2013
  • Romania - 2015
Dr. Gralow speaks with a mother in Uganda.
Dr. Gralow speaks with a mother in Uganda. Click for high-res version

Africa

Breast cancer is the most common cancer and cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among African women. In 2008, there were more than 92,000 new cases of breast cancer in Africa and nearly 50,000 deaths from breast cancer; more than 80,000 new cases of cervical cancer and more than 53,000 cervical cancer-related deaths; and nearly 14,000 new cases of ovarian cancer and more than 10,000 deaths from ovarian cancer.

  • Uganda - 2013
  • Tanzania - 2014
  • Kenya - 2016
A women's hospital in Kuxtal, Mexico.
A women's hospital in Kuxtal, Mexico. Click for high-res version

Latin America

Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death among women in this region. In Latin America and the Caribbean in 2008, there were nearly 115,000 new cases of breast cancer and nearly 37,000 breast cancer-related deaths; more 68,000 new cases of cervical cancer and more than 31,000 deaths; and nearly 17,000 new cases of ovarian cancer and 9,700 ovarian cancer-related deaths.

  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Peru

 

* All data from this page comes from GLOBOCAN.

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