El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training

by Basic Health International Inc
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El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training
El Salvador Country-Wide Cervical Cancer Training

Summary

BHI's work to eliminate cervical cancer includes training health promoters, nurses and physicians in cervical cancer prevention. El Salvador needs more trained health care workers in rural areas to achieve a fully sustainable cervical cancer prevention program. BHI brings cervical cancer training to communities for HPV education and screening, visual triage, cryotherapy, and the use of mobile colposcopes. With your support, we have the opportunity to train more health care workers country-wide

$30,000
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$7,860
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146
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12
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1
fundraiser
1
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Challenge

Worldwide, a woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes, yet it is a preventable disease. Nearly 90% of these deaths occur in low resource countries, such as El Salvador, where it is the leading cause of death among women. El Salvadoran healthcare workers require intensive training to meet this need. Help us provide screening and treatment for 43,000+ women by supporting this country-wide training effort.

Solution

Training El Salvadoran clinicians to work in the rural areas where women are most vulnerable provides long-term benefits. Most significantly, it reduces the wait and travel time between screening and receiving cervical cancer treatment. BHI's training allows physicians to screen and treat 8-10 women per day.

Long-Term Impact

Basic Health International is a globally recognized leader in the prevention of cervical cancer in low-resource settings. Our work is in line with the WHO directive to eliminate cervical cancer proliferation by 2030. BHI is actively involved in the creation of cervical cancer guidelines and scalable country-wide adoption recommendations. By extending our model globally to resource poor countries most in need, we save lives and will end this disease.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Basic Health International Inc

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
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Twitter: @basichealth
Project Leader:
Kate Colligan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States
$22,140 raised of $30,000 goal
 
337 donations
$7,860 to go
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