A team from Go Doc Go traveled back to Senegal in collaboration with Le Korsa to hold trainings and screenings in two locations, Dakar and Kolda.
Go Doc Go and Hands Up For Haiti partnered for a two day training in cervical cancer screening and treatment in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Over the two days they trained 26 providers: 4 Midwives, 6 Nurses, 9 Residents(Physicians in training), and 5 Physicians.
CAP-HAITIAN, HAITI PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Go Doc Go is partnering with another great NGO, Hands up for Haiti. In July, Maggie and Ingrid spent three days laying the groundwork for providing both contraception and cervical cancer screening in the northern city of Cap-Haitian. In addition to networking and planning they screened 46 women for cervical cancer in 1 day.
Dr. Kristen Austin returned to Gondar, Ethiopia last month and was pleased to see that the cervical cancer screening program continues to be an integral part of the Ob/Gyn residency program at the University. The outpatient clinics have moved to a new hospital, and now there is a dedicated room to perform VIA and cryotherapy.
TRAINING IN SENEGAL
Maggie Carpenter, MD and Amy Gueye, MD traveled to Senegal in February in partnership with American Friends of Le Korsa,(AFLK). In one week, they trained almost 40 providers and screened close to 300 women. AFLK has been working in Senegal for over 10 years in a variety of different projects in healthcare, education, agriculture and the arts. By teaming up together we are able to expand our capabilities and our impact. We look forward to continuing to work with all the talented and dedicated folks at AFLK. Thank you to all our donors who made this project possible!
As you may recall, one year ago GoDocGo made its first trip to Ethiopia. On that trip our mission was to establish a cervical cancer screening program at the University Hospital in Gondar and to deliver medical equipment used to treat pre-cancerous cervical lesions. On our recent return trip, we brought more supplies and checked on the progress made since our first trip. We were overwhelmed to see that the patient register reflected that almost 1,000 women have been screened!
CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION USING A SINGLE VISIT APPROACH (SVA)
Go Doc Go’s first project launched October 2014. Dr. Maggie Carpenter and Ingrid Frengle-Burke, FNP traveled to Gondar, Ethiopia with over $10,000 in equipment and training materials. The University Hospital in Gondar services a 5 million person catchment area. Despite having extensive HIV/AIDS services and a multitude of international organizations providing medical assistance, there were no programs to combat cervical cancer, a disease that currently kills more women in Ethiopia than childbirth.