Go Doc Go is a non-governmental, International medical organization that works to prevent cervical cancer around the world.
We currently work with hospitals and clinics in Senegal, Ethiopia, The Gambia and Haiti. The women in these countries are at high risk for cervical cancer due to the lack of screening programs and the widespread prevalence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. Go Doc Go trains midwives, residents and physicians in these countries on how to screen women for cervical cancer using VIA ( Visual Inspection with acetic acid), an extremely effective and inexpensive technique that uses vinegar to detect precancerous activity. VIA allows women to be screened efficiently and safely without involving expensive laboratory fees. Go Doc Go has trained hundreds of medical personnel and screened thousands of women in the hopes that VIA will become a routine part of preventing cervical cancer.
In addition to screenings, Go Doc Go trains physicians on how to treat abnormal results with thermal ablation and LEEP – on equipment brought and donated by Go Doc Go. We also started HPV testing programs in both Senegal and The Gambia in 2019 and continue to bring thousand of tests and supplies to those locations annually.
Through education and training, Go Doc Go’s goal is to lower the rate of cervical cancer in underdeveloped countries and raise HPV awareness.