The project for the plan Early detection of cervical cancer for women in the Sankuru region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is developing as planned.
The team COMB ( Official College of Doctors in Barcelona) are working on health coverage for affected women, medical equipment and staff training to implement the screening program and preventive treatment for cervical cancer.
To date, thanks to the solidarity campaign MeQuedoUno.com and its users, who managed to raise €6240, COMB have been using this money to carry out logistical activities, staff training (with the completion of over 30 training sessions for cytologists, colonoscopists and surgeons). Already there have been significant results:
- There have been 70 colposcopy appointments.
- There have been 45 pap smears
- And from a total of 70 women that attended, 7 have been identified: 1 with invasive cancer, 2 adenocarcinomas in situ and 4 with high-grade lesions.
Positive social impact for women RDC
On completion of the project, 120,000 people in the region and 10,727 women will benefit. It is very positive for the people of this area as Cervical Cancer (Ccx) was the leading cause of cancer related deaths for Sub-Saharan women. 80% of cases occurring entirely in Africa where every year 56,000 women die. DRC, along with other neighboring African countries, did not have a plan for detecting cervical cancer thus the cure rate was very low. We hope that these figures will improve and the social impact generated is vital.
We leave you with a summary report financing as well as a more detailed report of the activities undertaken at the end of October ( in spanish).