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Early cancer diagnosis and treatment in Costa Rica

by HERHealthEQ Corp
Early cancer diagnosis and treatment in Costa Rica

Summary

Cancer is the leading cause of early death in women. While Costa Rica boasts free public insurance, it suffers from a heavily overburdened health system. For time-sensitive diseases such as cancer, this leads to life-threatening delays for the country's low income families. We are supporting the creation of a brand new Fundacion Anna Ross clinic, the first of its kind to bring low cost, early cancer detection services to the community, providing high quality, state-of-the-art care to the public.

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Challenge

Cancer affects Costa Rican women in their prime, and it is not detected soon enough. Skin, cervical, and stomach cancers are all having a severe impact on women's survival.

Solution

Providing new early cancer detection services will avoid late stage cancer which is costly and with lower success rates. Our partners have already secured clinic space (donated) and an initial three months of pro-bono staff - all we are waiting for is the equipment to launch these services!

Long-Term Impact

Thousands of cancer cases detected at an early stage within the next few years will lead to higher success rates of treatment, and a decline in women's mortality due to skin, stomach, and cervical cancer, all significant causes of mortality in Costa Rica.

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Organization Information

HERHealthEQ Corp

Location: New Rochelle, NY - USA
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Twitter: @herhealtheq
Project Leader:
Michelle Skaer
New Rochelle, NY United States
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