Cancer Education Materials

GO developed our Cancer Education Materials (CEM) tool to improve the patient diagnosis and treatment experience in resource-limited settings, reduce stigma, help facilitate dialogue between patients and providers, and ensure that no patient stops treatment because they haven’t received complete information about the care process. These picture-based and culturally-appropriate materials were originally developed for a partner in Malawi, and the GO team continues its work to adapt, refine, evaluate, and expand our efforts, adding more languages and modes of treatment.

You can download “Cancer and You” in a number of languages including English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Setswana, Luganda, Kiswahili, and Kinyarwanda. Please send us your feedback or request more information at


Special thanks to our partner OncArt for helping disseminate this education tool by introducing it to healthcare providers in their community. As a result of this partnership, two sites in Uganda are actively using GO's CEM and providing key feedback from doctors, nurses and patients about the tool's utility. GO credits OncArt for the photos and testimonials originating from these two locations and thanks our Ugandan colleagues for sharing their stories. 

Picture 2 - Patient Education Materials

This project has received in-kind support and funding from THE MEME Design, BOTSOGO and Varian Foundation as well as individual donations through Global Giving. Thank you!

GO partner site in Blantyre, Malawi where CEM were originally developed
GO partner site in Blantyre, Malawi where CEM were originally developed