Go Doc Go had a busy September trip to Senegal. We donated a LEEP to the hospital in Fatick, as well as thermal ablation units to a clinic in Guet Ndar (Saint-Louis) and hospitals in Sangalkam and Guédiawaye. Additionally, we donated a thermal ablation unit to the Société Sénégalaise de Colposcopie et de Pathologie liée au Papillomavirus to use for their Fall caravan to eliminate cervical cancer.
In total, we trained 52 midwives and screened 240 women, with 9 women having positive lesions which were treated and 6 women having biopsies taken.
The positivity rate for HPV testing in Banjul is an astonishing 34% and is also very high in Saint-Louis at 22%. These rates demonstrate how important HPV testing and VIA screening is in both countries.
Please enjoy this wonderful video that was filmed by Alex Adams during our trip to Senegal in June 2022, it really shows what a clinic day in Senegal looks like!
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.