Posts Tagged Cervical Cancer

Symposium Addresses Cervical Cancer Prevention in Latin America

Symposium attendees worked together to improve cervical cancer prevention and treatment in Latin America.

In February, Direct Relief partner, Dr. Daron Ferris from CerviCusco – an organization committed to preventing cervical cancer in Peru – and I had the opportunity to visit Barretos Cancer Hospital in Brazil for a Research Symposium on Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatment in Latin America. The Research Symposium was co-hosted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, […]

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Expanding Cervical Cancer Screening for Underserved Women in Omaha

Dr. Ochuba of the Charles Drew Health Center treats a patient. Courtesy photo.

Leah Margolis says that one of the most rewarding parts of her job as a community health navigator is empowering the people she serves by educating women about cervical cancer and how to prevent it through screening. “Their eyes are lighting up,” she said. “That simple knowledge helps them feel they have a lot of control.” Leah helps support the […]

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Nanotte’s Story: Battling Cervical Cancer in Haiti

Nanotte w Tracey Flum

Nanotte is a 43 year-old mother in Haiti who heard about the free cervical cancer screening services offered at Klinik Manitane and came in for screening. Health workers found that Nanotte had an undiagnosed lesion that had already progressed to cervical cancer. This diagnosis can be a death sentence for women like Nanotte who have limited means and live in […]

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Helping Peruvian Women Access Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Woman and kids paint

Through a collaboration with Peruvian medical organization CerviCusco and global medical technology company BD, thousands of women living in the isolated mountain regions of Peru are able to access cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment for the first time. As part of a multi-year commitment, this fall, BD sent 11 of its employees to Cusco, Peru to provide senior level expertise […]

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Health Promoters Help Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening in Haiti

haiti health promoters

Adeline Beris and Yolette Jean work as health promoters for a clinic in Haiti that screens women for cervical cancer, a crucial step in reducing the number of women who die from the disease. This screening and training program was set up through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and Fondation St. Luc in an effort to equip […]

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Helping Haitian Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening

BHI volunteer physician, Irvine Duplan with St. Luc Health Promoter, Adeline

Through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and the Fondation St. Luc, earlier this month nearly 600 women in Haiti were screened for cervical cancer and three more local providers were trained to screen – both essential steps in reducing the number of deaths from the disease. Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere, and […]

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