PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER AROUND THE WORLD
TRAIN MEDICAL STAFF TO PERFORM VIA SCREENINGS
LOWER THE RATE OF CERVICAL CANCER AND RAISE
Go Doc Go had a successful trip to Senegal in February, and with the help of the Ministry of Health, began working in two new towns, Kaffrine and Koungheul.
52 midwives and physicians were trained in Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid as well as how to treat abnormal lesions with a WiSAP Thermoablation unit.
303 women were screened in all, with 15 having abnormal results that were either pre-cancerous lesions or cancer.
Go Doc Go also got to again work with our partner,
Le Korsa, and see the amazing new maternity ward they are building in the hospital in Tambacounda. Many thanks to our supporters and volunteers for making this possible!
Go Doc Go introduced HPV self-testing to Senegal and The Gambia last month. Women can now swab themselves and be screened for the virus that causes cervical cancer.
Go Doc Go brought HPV testing units to Saint-Louis, Senegal and Banjul, The Gambia with Youxiang Wang and Xin Chen from Atila Biosystems.
Dr. Matt Lewis filmed this wonderful video explaining what services Go Doc Go provides and why the need for cervical cancer screenings is so great in underdeveloped countries.
He shot most of the live footage during our April 2019 trip to Ethiopia when Go Doc Go brought thermocoagulation units to hospitals in both Adama and Gondar.