Situation in Place
The context of the project in Burkina Faso can be best described in the words of Prof. Nayi Zongo: "Women often find themselves in a precarious situation here in Burkina Faso. Due to poverty, they often have no access to health care. In general, there are many poor people in Burkina Faso without reading skills who do not yet know anything about breast cancer. That is why the prevention of breast cancer is also very difficult. Breast cancer is often diagnosed too late, leading to high mortality. It is important that women learn to recognise the warning signs of breast cancer in good time. They must learn to examine their breasts themselves and overcome their shame to talk to each other about their problems. The application and films of the DearMamma campaign are a great help in this context. I teach women how to use this material in health schools, during my consultations, in churches, in the neighborhood and in university lecture halls at the end of my lessons. I also regularly recommend the app to my personal circle of friends. It is particularly well received."