Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit for rural / suburban women | Milaap
Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit for rural / suburban women
of Rs.75,00,000
1 supporter
  • The Young

    Created by

    The Young Generation Trust
  • PP

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Poor People of rural village

    from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

80G tax benefits for INR donations


Mobile units allow care providers to increase their capacity for service delivery outside of fixed clinics, which is particularly important in areas without an infrastructure for screening services. These ones increase community access by offering screening services in convenient locations, thus decreasing the distance and travel time needed. It removes time barriers and remote locations, creating new connections among treatment providers, patients, and their family members.

The proposed initiative would address the cancer in primary stage faced by the women, promote healthy practices related to mother and young girl by improving knowledge, address barriers in access screening services. Approximately 1,00,000 women would be covered through this intervention. The project will have a component of preventive, promotive and curative health intervention. This will address the objective of improving awareness and health seeking behavior of the community. Your valuable donations are tax exempted under section 80G. 
Aim of screening:
  • To reduce mortality and morbidity associated with breast cancer
  • To identifying and treating pre-cancerous changes
  • Screening can prevent majority of breast cancers
Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women in India. According to the Union health ministry, breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women. According to research, 1 in every 28 women is likely to get affected by the disease. One woman gets diagnosed with breast cancer every 4 minutes in India, and one woman dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes, making it the most prevalent cancer among Indian women. Women in India are generally diagnosed at a later, more advanced stage with poor prognosis.

Studies say that over 1,80,000 new breast cancer cases are likely to develop in India by 2022. While breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, around 1-2% men are likely to get affected, too Screening is the best way to protect them from breast cancer. It can help find it early when treatment is easier and less invasive. It is important to check them regularly, so that we can spot any change immediately.
It is an examination by a doctor or nurse who will check both breasts and the lymph nodes in armpits with ultrasound device which is pain free & radiation free. It takes about 15 minutes. Recommended every 2 years after age 40.

Budget and the estimated breakdown:
  • Implementation Cost - 60% of the total budget (includes screening devices, mobile screening unit setup, program training costs, development of modules, printing materials, workshops, exploratory studies, baseline and endline surveys) 
  • Salaries and staff support - 27% of total budget (includes Program team cost, field workers and accountant)
  • Operation and Administration - 13% of total budget (includes devices’ maintenance, amenities, stationeries, communication, and travel)
  • Location  - Tamil Nadu
  • Target no. of women - 1,00,000
  • Duration - 24 months  

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