Healthy Women, Healthy families

by Foundation Spirit of Love, Diakonia Agapes
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families
Healthy Women, Healthy families

Project Report | Sep 18, 2019
Healthy Women, Healthy families

By Garentina Perdhiku | Project leader

 

 Dear Supporter,

Diakonia Agapes thank you for the support you have given towards our project.

Healthy Women, Healthy Familiesis a project set up by the Diakonia Agapes – the social, development and relief office of the Orthodox Church of Albania.  It is to screen approximately 800 women in rural Albanian areas (Kuçova Municipality) for cervical cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.  

The project has started in November 2017 and is continuing nowadays. During its implementation the project has reached women who live in Perondi, Tapi and Magjat villages part of Kuçova Municipality. In each of the areas was established Health Outreach Activists group composed of women of different professions such as: nurses, midwives, students, entrepreneurs and teachers. The Health Outreach Activists helped to reach other women in the community and served as a link between the health personnel and the women. 

The women have attended health awareness session related to the cervical cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. Gynecological examinationswere conducted in each of the areas by a team of two people (a qualified doctor and a lab technician).  80 % of the women screened have at least one infection and, in some cases, they have a combination of two infections. 16 women out of 89 who did the PAP Smear were send for further examinations in specialized clinics. Conducting the gynecological visit in the areas where the women live has been a great assistance for the women.

Women neglect to do periodical check-up due to the low economical level and the lack of specialized clinics in their areas. Implementation of such activities have encouraged women to seek out medical screenings regularly. Through the project the women are encouraged to be screened before the illnesses can advance.

Diakonia Agapes continues to raise funds on this platform and would appreciate if you could contribute to reach other women in the area. 

Thank you.

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Foundation Spirit of Love, Diakonia Agapes

Location: Tirana - Albania
Website:
Project Leader:
Nina Perdhiku
Tirana , Albania
$12,457 raised of $52,297 goal
 
123 donations
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