BHI has been engaged in cervical cancer prevention in Haiti since 2011.
Currently, we are funded to complete an implementation project for HPV self-sampling and treatment with thermal ablation.
The Celgene-Bristol Myers Squibb research project examines the feasibility and acceptability of HPV self-collection and thermal ablation in rural and urban settings. The project will take place at two sites: The Family Health Ministry (FHM), a clinic in the Leogane commune, and the St. Luke’s/Manitane clinic in Port au Prince.
BHI provided cervical cancer training to health providers in the Dominican Republic. The availability of treatment for advanced cervical cancer allowed one of our Haitian patients to receive a life-saving course of chemotherapy.