WOCACA focuses on mobilizing communities and raising awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), reproductive cancers, other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), access to medicine, and alcohol and tobacco control. By organizing campaigns, events, and educational initiatives, WOCACA aims to engage and empower individuals to take informed actions towards better health outcomes.
WOCACA prioritizes the importance of early detection and timely treatment of reproductive cancers and other NCDs. By advocating for and promoting screening programs, access to quality healthcare services, and appropriate treatment options, WOCACA strives to improve health outcomes for affected individuals and communities.
WOCACA emphasizes the significance of education and training in empowering individuals and communities. Through informative workshops, training sessions, and educational materials, WOCACA equips patients, healthcare providers, community leaders, individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote SRHR, prevent reproductive cancers and NCDs, and ensure effective care.
WOCACA actively engages in advocacy and lobbying efforts to influence policies and promote positive change in the healthcare sector. By raising awareness about key issues and advocating for improved access to healthcare services, policies, and resources, WOCACA aims to create an enabling environment for better SRHR, cancer prevention, and NCD management.
WOCACA places a strong emphasis on patient advocacy, care, and support. It focuses on empowering and supporting patients and communities affected by reproductive cancers and other NCDs by providing information, a care and a support network. WOCACA strives to ensure that patients receive the necessary emotional, practical, and medical support they need throughout their journey.
WOCACA recognizes the value of partnership and collaboration in achieving its goals. It actively seeks to collaborate with local, national, regional, and international organizations, healthcare providers, government agencies, communities, and other stakeholders. By fostering partnerships, WOCACA aims to combine expertise, resources, and networks to create sustainable and impactful solutions.
Women's Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is led by women and girls. It was officially registered on May 20th, 2013, under the Trustees Incorporation Act (Cap 5.03 of the Laws of Malawi).
WOCACA was founded by women and girls who have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer. The organization was established with the recognition that cancer, particularly reproductive cancers, is one of the leading causes of death among women and girls in Malawi and across Africa. In Malawi, rural women and girls are particularly vulnerable to the burden of cancer due to limited access to healthcare services and information. WOCACA acknowledges this disparity and aims to address it by focusing on raising awareness, providing education, advocating for improved access to healthcare services, and offering support to those affected. By being founded and led by individuals who have personal experiences with cancer, WOCACA brings a unique perspective and understanding to its work. The organization is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women and girls, ensuring that they have the support, and knowledge necessary to prevent, detect, and manage cancer effectively.