OUR VISION OF TOMORROW INSPIRES OUR ACTIONS OF TODAY

Our Phakamisa ambition is to facilitate partnerships between all levels of the healthcare community to improve access to health and standards of care for patients in South Africa’s public healthcare system, with a current focus on breast and prostate cancer.

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QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE

Why should someone’s economic situation impact the outcome of their cancer diagnosis?

Through the Phakamisa initiative, together with our partners across healthcare, we are able to engage communities and provide education for patients as well as training for healthcare providers so that they may assist with early diagnosis, referrals and quality of care for improved health outcomes.

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QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE

Why should someone’s economic situation impact the
outcome of their cancer diagnosis?

Through the Phakamisa initiative, together with our partners across healthcare, we are able to engage communities and provide education for patients as well as training for healthcare providers so that they may assist with early diagnosis, referrals and quality of care for improved health outcomes.

Phakamisa v/t [phaga’mi:sa]: IsiZulu for elevate, lift, raise, uplift, upliftment

OUR PATIENTS ARE OUR ULTIMATE BENEFICIARIES

Phakamisa is AstraZeneca’s access to healthcare initiative in South Africa.
The initiative supports early detection, primary prevention and shortened referral pathways for breast and prostate cancer.

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AWARENESS

Increasing awareness and educating around cancer symptoms and risk factors

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TRAINING

Training community health workers and healthcare professionals

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ACCESS

Facilitating access to care at the lower levels of the healthcare system and improving referral timelines

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STRENGTHENING HEALTHCARE CAPABILITIES

Access to equitable healthcare depends on having an inclusive healthcare system with the right allocation of resources to provide accessible breast and prostate screening, diagnostic services and treatment at the appropriate levels of care, from Primary Care Clinics and Community Healthcare Centres to District and Tertiary Hospitals.

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Access to equitable healthcare depends on having an inclusive healthcare system with the right allocation of resources to provide accessible breast and prostate screening, diagnostic services and treatment at the appropriate levels of care, from Primary Care Clinics and Community Healthcare Centres to District and Tertiary Hospitals.

OUR LATEST NEWS

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Stronger Together
Barbara Nel – AstraZeneca Country President for African Cluster (SA, SSA and FSA) spoke to Forbes

Leading change in strengthening our healthcare ecosystem

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South Africa – Phakamisa launch event – National breast care nurses training

AstraZeneca’s Phakamisa Programme – Khayelitsha district hospital breast cancer screening initiative