CureCervicalCancer x HERHealthEQ
During the month of June, HERHealthEQ ran its annual fundraiser via the GlobalGiving platform - the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country.
The funds raised during the campaign went directly to support a critical new program focused on women’s health in Vietnam. The program, formed under the strategic alliance of CureCervicalCancer (CCC) and HERHealthEQ, delivered 3 thermocoagulation devices to the Hue province of rural Vietnam in August 2019. These devices will assist in the prevention and treatment of early stage cervical cancer.
To date, we have raised half of our target funds - our campaign remains live on Global Giving. Donations will allow us to ensure women can continue to be treated with the equipment over the next two years.
The 3 thermal ablation devices were donated to 3 different clinics: the ICRC Karin Higa Clinic, the VAM Fishman Family Clinic, and the Nam Dang Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinic. During the first week of the devices’ use, each of the clinics was staffed with 3 or 4 trainees and an expert facilitator who worked efficiently to screen more than 200 women daily.
In total, the trainees screened 877 women during the first week, using visual inspection with acetic acid. These women include Hue locals, teachers, and police officers. On the third day of training, a CCC record was broken when the trainees screened 321 women in one day!
HERHealthEQ’s partnership with CCC provides long-term opportunity to reach more women in geographically diverse regions around the world.