In the upcoming weeks 4 women will stay in BHI's Patient House while they receive treatments for cervical cancer. Your support allows us to provide this house for them, free-of-cost.
Following the women's stay here, a team of volunteers, staff, and a local carpenter will take it over for a week to make renovations. It's important that this house radiates warmth, and nurtures the women who spend time here. We believe that caring for this space with our time and muscle will have direct benefits on their healing.
These are photos of the house in its current state. Our next update promises new photos of the renovated house. In the meantime, you can follow the transformation as it unfolds on our Facebook page.
BHI has planned two training delegations for 2013. These upcoming delegations will train local physicians in cervical cancer screening techniques. Approximately 800 women will be screened during these trainings. Based on experience, we anticipate 20 patients will require follow-up due to the suspicion of cancer. And, three women will receive a diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer.
These are the women your donations will support.
BHI's Patient Advocate, Ingrid, is set to pick-up with these women after they receive a diagnosis. Over the years, she has provided invaluable reassurance to women stricken by the fear of diagnosis. She will schedule treatment appointments and escort patients to them, set them up in the BHI patient house, cook for them, facilitate communication with their families, and altogether nourish to their return to health.