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Cervical Cancer Awareness and Knowledge Campaign: Health Promoters of Rural El Salvador. Proposal by Basic Health International, Inc. . The basics about Basic Health International (BHI) . NGO founded by Dr. Miriam Cremer, MD MPH at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City.
Proposal by Basic Health International, Inc.
NGO founded by Dr. Miriam Cremer, MD MPH at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City.
Our Vision: Eradicate Cervical Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean.
To achieve this goal we:
Train healthcare providers in low-cost, low-tech methods of cervical cancer screening and treatment
Provide Direct Patient Care
Help shape cervical cancer policy
This is due to the fact that women of rural El Salvador have a very low rate
of cervical cancer screening.
There is also a vast lack of knowledge about the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Encuesta Nacional,de Salud, FESAL 2008 Familiar. October 2009
Improve the awareness and knowledge of HPV infection and cervical cancer prevention among health promoters serving the Department of San Vicente, El Salvador.
Develop a curriculum for health promoter education on cervical cancer prevention.
Conduct education trainings for the health promoters of the Department of San Vicente, El Salvador.
Work with the health promoters to develop a targeted cervical cancer prevention program for members of their communities.
Health promoters studying cervical cancer prevention material.
Ethel Peralta. BHI Program Manager, explaining forms to health promoters and nurses during a Basic Health delegation.
125 Health Promoters working in San Vicente, El Salvador: It is our goal to provide health promoters with a comprehensive knowledge-base about HPV and cervical cancer.
During the course, health Promoters will develop targeted informational campaigns for:
Sexually active women
Goal: To improve knowledge about methods to prevent cervical cancer, and to improve understanding of the history of HPV and its progression to cervical cancer.
Sexually active men
Goal: To encourage involvement in the process of cervical cancer screening with their partners, decrease the negative stigma associated with gynecological exams in order to ensure they are not a barrier to their partner’s cervical cancer screening and treatment.
WHO ARE HEALTH PROMOTERS?
Health promoters are members of the rural community that keep track of their constituents health needs, and informs about disease prevention and healthcare campaigns.
BHI technical advisors will conduct cervical cancer awareness trainings to the health promoters in order to arm them with tools necessary to successfully educate members of their community.
Health promoters will develop targeted campaigns for their community, with a focus on presenting information to both men and women.
to view a short video about Basic Health International’s
work in El Salvador.
Please refer to our website www.basichealth.org for more
The following slides provide additional background information about Basic Health International.
Dr. Miriam Cremer, President and Founder of BHI,
talking at the 2008 cervical cancer symposium.
Over 250 people from Central America attended
the 2008 cervical cancer symposium.
Women waiting in line for their exam.
BHI trainer Dr. Rachel Masch training
Dr. Miriam Cremer, President and Founder
Dr. Mauricio Maza, Medical Director
Lauren Ditzian, Program Manager