Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Johns Hopkins University ) specializes in innovative ways to solve public health problems in developing countries. Partner for Surgery uses the method they developed for detecting and treating pre-cancerous cervical cancer called Visual Inspection by Acetic Acid or VIA Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in Guatemala.

We are thrilled that Johns Hopkins has received yet another huge donation from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Since graduating from Johns Hopkins in 1964, Bloomberg has given $800 million to his alma mater. 

Thank you Johns Hopkins for thinking beyond the borders of Maryland, USA, and thank you Mayor Bloomberg for supporting their work.

The picture below shows Ministry of Health nurses in Guatemala learning the VIA method in a week-long training organized by Partner for Surgery. 5,000 women have been screened in just the past few years .....

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