Think Pink tips Malawi women on health issues: Breast cancer awareness

In bid to continue with the breast cancer awareness , Think Pink Malawi organization has advised women in the country to be proactive with issues that concern their health.

Blandina: Think Pink Malawi

Blandina: Think Pink Malawi

Think Pink Founder, former Miss Malawi Blandina Mlenga Khondowe who is a breast cancer survivor, said in an interview that it is high time women started being conscious about their health following the outbreak of different cancers including cervical cancer and breast cancer which are currently claiming lives of many women in Malawi.

The former beauty queen said women who have been diagnosed with cancer should not worry as Cancer diagnosis does not equal to death as there is quality life after cancer.

She also urged all Malawians to work hand in hand with government in sensitizing people about breast cancer saying there is lack of awareness and adequate diagnostic tests for the breast cancer.

“During my cancer diagnosis and treatment, I discovered that there were huge gaps with regard to treatment and awareness which is why I together with 11 passionate friends established Think Pink Malawi organization whose aim is to educate the public on the importance of early detection as breast cancer that is detected is much easier to treat and the chances of survival are high.

“As an activist, I believe the best way is to collaborate with government in order to bring more awareness to the nation on breast cancer whilst advocating for complete treatment for the disease. So I am happy to share that Hope for Cancer Foundation has been registered as a trust whose aim is to lobby for complete treatment of all cancers that affect Malawians as government still sends people abroad for treatment which is very costly,” Kondowe noted.

She also said Government can do more as Malawi lacks adequate facilities and capabilities for treatment.

Kondowe said according to statistics from the Ministry of Health, cervical cancer is the number one killer of Malawian women while on the other hand there is not enough statistics to show about breast cancer because of poor systems on the ground though there are a lot of cases in Malawi as well as worldwide.

Think Pink was established in 2013 and through all these years it has been working hand in hand with UN Women, Press Trust, Airtel Malawi, Standard Bank and Nation Publications Limited (NPL) to raise awareness on breast cancer.

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10 thoughts on “Think Pink tips Malawi women on health issues: Breast cancer awareness”

  1. womenslib says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess. I commend her for her efforts but she is less beautiful than a typical dark skinned, bare footed village woman. Sorry.

  2. sad says:

    mmmmh. mwati analanda mamuna? kuchakachika basi ndi nthawi. Tino ndiye utinso? eish koma who has a perfect marriage abale? on another note, this girl is sooo beautiful koma amunake aaaah ine ayi. kukhosi kuderatu

  3. Agnes says:

    Why is this group only associated with well to do women? Where are our rural women in this group? Are they just receivers of the messages or they need to form part of the decision making process? And why only breast cancer when women are affected by all kinds of cancers including cervix cancer? Seriously is this cost effective, the whole organisation concentrating on breast cancer simply because the founder is a survivor of breast cancer? I believe cancer doesn’t chose where it want to infect, its opportunities and it can only be cost effective if there is a holistic approach to carry the cancer message to all women regardless of their status like the first lady is doing on radios and television.

  4. Sapitwa says:

    This is good. Prevention is better than cure. The challenge is that when a woman goes to the hospital as of now to get tests for cancer on these two areas and also diabetes and BPs, amati musatitayitse nthawi. Mudzabwere mukadzadwala. You need to unlock this stupid mentality the medical personnel have, jii!

  5. Chilungamo says:


  6. Phoka says:

    AZIMAYI MA BIRTH CONTROL AKU CHAKACKANI. I remember my girl friend took 6 pills at once akuti a satenga mimba. Pano Ali ndi cancer ya tchibelekelo. Ku Malawi aliyense a matenga the same prescription for birth control. Kwaoko azungu every woman is checked and given the right prescription. I also remember one of my other girl friend did not have period for six months and she was not pregnant. We have more women cancer patients than men. WHY.
    Azimai Mukuchuluka mzelu. Parmasutical companies ndiye zikuyendatu. Kupanga ndalama.

    1. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

      Koma achimwene inu: simukunena chilungamo apa (Bro: you are really simplifying the story of the pharmaceutical industry, birth control and cancer in women). This is dangerous, to be sure.

  7. guguh says:

    @ number 1

    You are stupid.

  8. blandina saanalande mamuna. zina muzifunsa says:

    Number 1 you are evil. Christopher ndi Tino anali atasiyana kale. Blandina saanalande mamuna. And Blandina saadzachakachika. Okongola ndi okongola.

  9. chikomekome cha mkuyu says:

    mwaonatu mayi khondowe, kulanda mamuna chifukwa ndi wa ndalama ? nanga mukachakachika maso sazadyerera pena inu ndikukusiyani

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