Late last month, Community Coordinator Cristely Mejia Cordova and Grounds for Health Program Coordinator Martha Pineda Guerrera organized a training and screening campaign in San Ignacio, Peru. Martha worked with four of our locally-trained clinical leaders to certify 10 new providers in VIA and cryotherapy. The training and clinical practice were coordinated and fully supported by the local ministry of health DISA Jaen and cooperatives CENFROCAFE, Sol y Cafe, Aprocassi, Bosques Verdes, Casil, Frontera, and Unicafe.
During the four-day clinical practice:
- 296 women were screened (274 with VIA / 22 with Pap)
- 49 women treated
- 4 postponed or referred for further followup
Martha and Cristely continue to demonstrate the impact an outstanding team of in-country staff can have in their own communities. This was an incredible accomplishment with many key partners.
Way to go, Peru!
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