Mami helps women in Nigeria identify breast cancer symptoms early and connect with care.
More than 70% of breast cancer patients in Nigeria first present in clinics when the disease has advanced, and available treatments have less benefit. Late presentation leads to poor outcomes including premature death. Multiple factors including low public awareness of breast cancer symptoms and poor access to screening services contribute to late presentation.
Mami is a mobile app and SMS service that helps women identify breast cancer symptoms early and connect with care. Mami uniquely integrates breast health education, visual demonstration, prompts for BSE, symptom log and connects women to navigators for information on accessing care and support.
- Mercy Ofuya – Founder