WGCA - Preventing Cervical Cancer in Haiti

at PO Box 6957, Louisville, 40206 United States

Advancing cancer care in Haiti - currently developing a cervical cancer prevention clinic in Gonaives, Haiti.


WGCA - Preventing Cervical Cancer in Haiti
PO Box 6957
Louisville , KY 40206
United States
Contact Phone
P: (502) 727-6963
Website
www.womensgca.org

Description

The WGCA is involved on many fronts to advance cancer care in Haiti. It mentors the development of a cervical cancer prevention clinic in Gros Morne, is developing a cervical cancer prevention prgram in Gonaives, acts as an advisor to developing a National Cancer Treatment Center, served on medical relief teams following the January 12, 2010 earthquake and supports a young Haitian girl in San Marc and a Haitian medical student, interested in becoming an obstetrician-gynecologist, in completing their studiies.

General Info

Haiti has the highest incidence of cancer of the cervix in the world. Poverty is the core condition that drives how women live and receive therir medical care. Pap smears are generally not availaable and cervical cancer screeening programs are limited. Public health campaigns, focused on raising awareness and educating women, are generally lacking. Imagine having no access to cancer treatment! Ninety percent of Haitian women have no access to cancer care and thus the disease is detected late and the nmortality rate is high.

Company Rating

22 FB users likes WGCA - Preventing Cervical Cancer in Haiti, set it to 71 position in Likes Rating for Louisville, Kentucky in Non-profit organization category

This past week, Bob Hilgers and Kristen Riddick of WDNA, 1570 AM New Albany discussed WGCA's recent visit to Haiti and the progress that is being made inn developing a cervical cancer screening clinic.