The Mara I’ll Mara (Woman to Woman) Breast Cancer Project emphasizes the importance of early screening and timely treatment as key to reducing deaths from breast cancer for Palestinian women. To that end, a recent trip to Palestine has trained midwives, nurses, community organizers, nursing students, practitioners from the Ministry of Health and physicians to perform Comprehensive Breast Exams (CBE) and to move women with suspicious findings to a diagnostic exam. This is Patient Navigation.
This is an exciting time for Mara I’ll Mara Breast Cancer Project. Many have been equipped to screen women, without needing additional equipment, the latest technology or an advanced degree. Your continued financial support is needed to provide the next phase of training.
In His Steps: Pathways of Peace, a U.S. nonprofit organization, offers a venue through which to respond to the needs of daily life of oppressed people in Palestine and Israel. Projects are developed from within local communities to be sustainable. This is a means through which individuals, service organizations, foundations and faith communities can provide humanitarian assistance which in turn strengthens the indigenous communities helping them to thrive in peace.
IHS has cultivated long-term relationships with government officials and community organizations in dozens of villages across the West Bank. These enduring partnerships provide IHS with intimate knowledge of vulnerable Palestinian communities and a foundation of trust for mobilizing community action.
IHS has evolved over the last 15 years from an early interest in developing "Alternative Tourism" in 2000 that began with relationships in Bethlehem, into an affiliation of local support throughout Palestine. This support collaborates efforts with doctors, nurses, and therapists in Palestine working with medical centers in the U.S. to offer specialized training and equip local practitioners.