Go Doc Go had a great trip back to Senegal in June.
We worked in the town of Kaolack for the first time and held a clinic where we trained 12 midwives and 3 physicians on screening for cervical cancer using VIA. We screened 70 women and 7 were positive for precancerous lesions – 10%!
We donated a new Liger Thermal Ablation unit to the hospital to treat lesions, and will return in November with a LEEP.
We also visited Saint-Louis and conducted a small screening where we had women self-test for HPV and also screened them using VIA. All the VIA results were negative and we are awaiting the HPV results.
Lastly, we worked in South Dakar and will return again in November to hold a more intensive training with midwives from other clinics and hospitals.
We are also currently talking with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda and are hoping to visit this Fall to help train medical personnel on VIA screening, Thermal ablation treatments and LEEP.
Tambacounda Hospital 2022
The new Tambacounda Hospital is officially open! This beautiful design by Manual Herz was funded by our partner, Le Korsa and is a much needed addition for pediatrics and maternity.
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.
Go Doc Go is now certified with a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency by Guidestar the World’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.