Since December 2016, Apollo Research and Innovation (ARI) has partnered with MobileODT to deploy the EVA System across South India.
In June 2017, Apollo ARI and MobileODT hosted our first community screening camp in Aragonda, a rural village in Tamil Nadu. The women learned of the health camp from community health workers, who engaged families in conversations on reproductive health, how to prevent cervical cancer, and who might be at risk.
The outreach is part of Apollo’s "Total Health Programme," India's first integrated rural healthcare service delivery network. Because being healthy requires many factors, community engagement and outreach services focus on nutrition, sanitation, education, reliable livelihood and income, infrastructure, clean water, and much more. Cervical cancer screening is just a part of the equation to ensure women are living happy, healthy lives, where they are empowered to know and make decisions for their own care. Simply put, Apollo is leading the way in India to deploy a community approach to improving health behaviors and outcomes, and increasing empowerment.
Together, With the EVA System, we are drastically expanding access to high quality screening, and ensuring no patient leaves the clinic, needing to continue to manage painful, uncomfortable, or life threatening conditions. To date, Apollo ARI and MobileODT have screened more than 500 women across South India, resulting in numerous cases of precancer, caught at an early stage, and saving countless lives.
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