Women's Global Cancer Alliance

Archive for October, 2018

October 10, 2018A Legacy of Service by admin

WGCA proudly announces the appointment of our founder Dr. Robert Hilgers as an honored member of the Haitian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SHOG). Dr. Bob was selected for his work to prevent and treat pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix in Haiti and dedication to the progress of Haitian women. Congratulations, Dr. Bob!

October 10, 2018Saving Lives for 10 Years by admin

  October 10, 2018–In 2008 a collection of committed individuals and health organizations from around the world banded together with a single goal: to reduce instances of cervical cancer among women in low-resource countries. And, the Women’s Global Cancer Alliance was born and established its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. During the first 10 years, WGCA focused on impacting cancer in Haiti, where 90 percent of the population have no access to cancer treatment or screening services and thousands of women suffered needlessly from preventable cervical cancer. WGCA funded and constructed the only women’s cancer screening and treatment clinic in Gonaives, Haiti. The staff of local health care professionals has screened more than 2,000 women against cervical cancer, saving lives through early detection and treatment of a deadly disease. To help local families stay healthy and receive needed medical services, WGCA provided $95,000 to support a children’s hospital and clinic in Gonaives. Through our relationships with local government and community leaders, WGCA is expanding care and services to offer HPV testing and vaccinations to more people in Gonaives and surrounding communities. Thanks to the generosity of donors from around the world, WGCA is impacting cancer every day. To join us in saving lives, click here.

October 4, 2018Last Week in Haiti by admin

OCTOBER 1, 2018—Last week our clinic in Gonaives saw seven women from Leogane. They invested $6 to $8 USD each for a 6-hour one-way ride in a cramped second-hand school bus with no air-conditioning or security protection. Women also travel to our clinic from Port Au Prince and other neighboring towns after being referred by local health care providers.

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