HARARE – Cassava Smartech’s Maisha Health has unveiled a new
Through the partnership, Maisha has committed a portion of its monthly revenue to supporting cancer treatment of patients inZimbab
Announcing the ground-breaking partnership, Cassava Smartech chief executive Eddie Chibi said the company will continue using innovation to address pressing societal issues and to support worthy causes.
“Cassava Smartech will, throug
The Founder and Chair of Cancerserve Trust Anna Nyak
“We are very grateful to Maisha for this partnership and call upon other corporates to join hands with Cancerserve Trust in
The partnership comes as Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world this month (October) in commemorating World Breast Cancer awareness month, which is also recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Nyakabau said cancer prevalence was high in Zimbabwe, currently estimated to be affecting over 36 in every 100 000 people, compared to around 6 in every 100 000 in developed nations. She said she believed the partnership with Maisha would help bring that ratio down.
WHO says the majority of breast cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, where most women with breast cancer are diagnosed in its late stages, mainly due to lack of awareness on early detection as well as due to barriers to treatment and health services.
Maisha leverages innovative mobile technologies to raise awareness, promote wellness
Nyakabau said the partnership with Maisha would strengthen Cancerserve Trust’s
Maisha delivers daily heath education and advice for healthy living and wellness via the mobile phone. By subscribing to the service, users get the most relevant and tailored health education on a wide variety of topics, ranging from stress management, weight loss, oral health, diabetes and many more, in English and in local languages. Working with local cancer specialists, Maisha has developed a new cancer content package that raises cancer awareness, prevention, early detection and treatment.