Overall, El Salvador has the lowest reported cervical cancer screening coverage compared to other countries in the region, particularly amongst high-risk and vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach areas of the country, low-socioeconomic groups and indigenous women. As a result, according to HPV Center, 2 million women in El Salvador are at risk of developing cervical cancer, over 800 women are diagnosed with the disease each year, and almost 400 die annually.
Basic Health International (BHI) and El Salvador’s Ministry of Health have been tirelessly working side-by-side to change this reality by piloting different methods to extend cervical cancer screening to the women most in need.
In 2015, BHI approached MobileODT to see if deployment of the EVA System could help build capacity and provide real-time support to health providers in remote areas of the country. They were particularly interested in:
Our partners at Tristel, have also joined the effort by deploying their easy-to-apply disinfectant solution that enables health providers to quickly clean exam equipment between patients rather than sending equipment out for cleaning every evening off-site, saving both time and money.
Together, we are working to end preventable deaths from cervical cancer in a generation, and proud to work with Tristel, BHI and the Ministry of Health in El Salvador to make this dream a more realistic reality.
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