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PINCC completes its 3rd mission in Guatemala.

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Why Cervical Cancer?

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• Most deadly & preventable • 270,000 deaths every year • 90% in developing countries

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Why Guatemala?

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• 4.7% women have cervical HPV-16/18 infection • Majority of invasive cervical cancers are due to HPV-16/18. • 1,393 women each year in Guatemala • Half die due to the disease • Most frequently occurring in mothers between 15 and 44 years age

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Guatemala - February 2020

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Project PINCC (Preventing Cervical Cancer - Globally) screens at risk and susceptible women with early dysplasia and developed cervical cancer. It also trains the Community Health Providers to measure and monitor their success. Achievements • Screened 1,000 patients in 3 years • Helped build 4 new Clinic Exam Rooms in Hospital Melchor de Mencos • Helped start a new Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic in Hospital San Benito • Started a new program with Ministry of Health in Belize • Helped introduce Ampfire - a self sampling screening protocol

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Niles Rotary Leader

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Richard Godfrey, MD

HEWRAG Advisory Board Member

Niles Rotary

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