Basic Health International
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Miriam Cremer, Mauricio Maza, Lauren Ditzian, Wendy Liberante, Juan Felix, David Einhorn, Rachel Masch, Ricardo Sagrera, Catherine D'Amato, Amy Woolever
Founded in 2006, BHI is a women's health organization with expertise in cervical cancer screening and treatment. Our focus is providing clinical training, research and policy guidance in low- resource settings.
Basic Health International (BHI) believes that no woman should die from cervical cancer. Founded in 2005, BHI is a health-focused non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cervical cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean through innovative low-cost, low-technology screening and treatment methods. BHI conducts medical training, policy guidance, and research on cervical cancer prevention and treatment in the developing world. With a primary focus in El Salvador, BHI has trained health care providers in effective cervical cancer screening strategies and created widespread program coverage for various rural regions of the country. Serving as an expert in the field, BHI has trained other organizations, such as member organizations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Partners in Health. In 2011, BHI educated 150 providers in El Salvador and 20 providers in other countries, including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Haiti. BHI has also collaborated with Salvadoran Ministry of Health to design national cancer screening guidelines and with the World Health Organization on developing international cryotherapy guidelines for treatment of cancerous lesions.