Cancer Association of Botswana

Membership category: 
Associate Member
The Cancer Association of Botswana coordinates serveral programmes for the fight against cancer: Awareness Programmes: CAB promotes prevention and health promotion through talks, conferences, campaigns and the distribution of brochures and posters throughout the country. Care Programmes: Through Tshiamo House (the Interim Care Home) temporary accommodation, medical care, and meals are provided to patients while they are receiving treatment at Princess Marina and Gaborone Private Hospital. Cancer Association of Botswana also provides transportation for patients to go to the hospitals for treatment. Support Programmes: CAB offers free confidential counseling to patients, family and friends. After-care is also offered to patients after returning to their respective homes through follow up telephone calls and home visits. Reach for Recovery: CAB has a group of survivors who visit cancer patients at their homes and provide them with emotional and spiritual support. This allows for a process whereby cancer victims transform into cancer survivors through active, optimistic and healthy outlook and lifestyle. CAB is also currently developing its recreational and occupational therapy and nutrition programmes. Awareness Programmes: CAB promotes prevention and health promotion through talks, conferences, campaigns and the distribution of brochures and posters throughout the country. Care Programmes: Through Tshiamo House (the Interim Care Home) temporary accommodation, medical care, and meals are provided to patients while they are receiving treatment at Princess Marina and Gaborone Private Hospital. Cancer Association of Botswana also provides transportation for patients to go to the hospitals for treatment. Support Programme: CAB offers free confidential counseling to patients, family and friends. After-care is also offered to patients after returning to their respective homes through follow up telephone calls and home visits. Reach for Recovery: CAB has a group of survivors who visit cancer patients at their homes and provide them with emotional and spiritual support. This allows for a process whereby cancer victims transform into cancer survivors through active, optimistic and healthy outlook and lifestyle. Cancer Association of Botswana became a full UICC member in April 2009.

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Location
Private Bag BR 61
Gaborone
Botswana
Last update: 
Thursday 17 November 2016
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