Treat Cervical Cancer in Latin American Women

by Basic Health International

Summary

This project will rent a house in San Salvador and provide medical costs, food, transportation, housing, and support services for women from the poorest regions of El Salvador who are in critical need of cervical cancer treatment. This campaign is sponsored by Basic Health International (BHI), an organization working to eradicate cervical cancer in resource-poor settings throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
$10,325
total raised
69
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

El Salvador has one of the world's highest cervical cancer death rates in the world, although the disease is completely preventable with screening. Basic Health International trains in-country health providers to screen for the disease and implement preventative programs. During screenings, a small number of women are inevitably diagnosed with cervical cancer. These women are from the poorest regions in El Salvador and often cannot afford costs of treatment.

Solution

This project will ensure that care for women does not end after diagnosis. Since 2005, BHI has set up sustainable screening programs throughout rural El Salvador. However, women from these remote areas live prohibitive distances from treatment facilities and are challenged by economic barriers to care. This project will relocate women to the city of San Salvador for treatment and provide housing, food, transportation, and support services during their stay.

Long-Term Impact

This project will elevate the standard of care for women of El Salvador by ensuring they receive life-saving treatment for a preventable disease. It will foster their return to health and to their lives as mothers, heads-of-households, and valued community members.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Basic Health International's homepage

Organization Information

Basic Health International

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.basichealth.org/​
Project Leader:
Kristen Kamp
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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