Tag - Cervical cancer

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Move forward in improving cervical cancer treatment for women of Sankuru region
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Report Plan funding and monitoring for early detection of Cervical Cancer
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Improving women’s health conditions in Sankuru region

Move forward in improving cervical cancer treatment for women of Sankuru region

3º INFORME DE SEGUIMIENTO DEL PROYECTO PLAN INTEGRAL PARA LAS MUJERES DEL SANKURU ANTE EL CÁNCER CERVIX  copia

The NGO Pobles Germans pursuing the goal of reducing the high mortality rate from cervical cancer in the Democratic Republic of Congo is executing the project Comprehensive plan on Sankuru for women and cervical cancer.

According to the framework of this project, the folowing activities have been done:

  • Training in cytology and colposcopy to local doctors.
  • 222 women have been attended, more than 75 percent of them aged 30 to 45.
  • Samples of cervical cones have been sent to Hospital Clinic of Barcelona for a comparative study.

In the upcoming months a group of people will be introduced in management skills.

Worldcoo, with the desire to convey to donors who have made possible that Sankuru women have access to cervical cancer treatment, wants to announce the progress of this project.

Together we can do big things!

Report Plan funding and monitoring for early detection of Cervical Cancer

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).

Informe Final Mequedouno - Pobles Germans VE

 

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Improving women’s health conditions in Sankuru region

Women’s health has become in the latest years one of the top issues on world development’s agenda, as it is a factor of gender inequality and worldwide disparities in access to healthcare. Cervical cancer is one of the most common feminine diseases. With its 270.000 deaths every year, of which more than 85% are count up in developing countries, cervical cancer is a clear exemplification of women’s health nowadays challenges. According to World Health Organization: “the high mortality rate from cervical cancer globally (52%) could be reduced by effective screening and treatment programs”.
This is why at Worldcoo we are committed with Pobles Germans and supported by Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona to promote cervical cancer awareness and health coverage in Sankuru region (Democratic Republic of Congo).
And thanks to MeQuedoUno and its generous customers who have allowed us to raise 1300€ in less than a month for cervical cancer in Sankuru it is becoming a reality. Keep going so we can help improve women’s health conditions in this region and make a difference!

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