Akazi Exhibition – Breast Cancer in Malawi

Sunday, 03 March 2024
During opening hours

2 February - 15 March 2024 (LexIcon, Level 4)

The RCSI Institute of Global Surgery, School of Population Health invites you to the 'Akazi Exhibition – Breast Cancer in Malawi'. This unique and powerful exhibition showcases the photography of Antonio Jaén Osuna, communication specialist, who has been documenting the lived realities of women battling with breast cancer in rural Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. The work has been undertaken as part of the *Akazi project (generously funded by the Irish Research Council and the Dept of Foreign Affairs), which is collaborating with the Malawian Ministry of Health, local NGOs and other stakeholders to improve care delivery for the many women affected by this deadly disease. Less than one in ten breast cancer patients survive beyond 18 months in Malawi. This one-of-a-kind exhibition shares experiences from the last two years of field work in Malawi and aims to initiate a conversation about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, a disease that cuts across cultures, social realities and countries.

*The Akazi project is a collaboration between RCSI, the Agency for Scientific Research and Training (ASRT) and Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.

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