Provides cervical cancer detection and treatment services to poor, rural, and indigenous Guatemalan women who lack access to these life-saving services.
Cervical cancer is a highly preventable disease when access to screening and treatment are available. Unfortunately, it remains a major threat to women in the developing world due to inadequate public health service provision and the high prevalence of risk factors, including early initiation of sexual activity, high fertility rates, and lack of screening services.
WINGS Cervical Cancer Program focuses on serving rural, indigenous, underserved Guatemalan women most at risk by utilizing the VIA/Cryo method. This low-cost method ensures accurate, same-day results and treatment when necessary.
This project increases the number of women who are screened for cervical cancer and the number of women who obtain treatment for the disease before it becomes life-threatening, thereby reducing the mortality rate due to cervical cancer in Guatemala.
I was scared when I found out I had cervical cancer, but with WINGS' support I hope to win the battle against this disease. Now I tell other women to get tested because I know it can save lives. - Maria Sifuentes, Cervical cancer victim, aged 33, mother of 9.
Total Funding Received to Date: £6,066
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £4,100
Total Funding Goal: £10,166
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