Most rural women in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnosis services that could save lives because these services are only available in large cities.
We aim to reduce breast and cervical cancer death rates in Africa’s underserved communities and rural settings that generally lack access to cancer care services. By training health workers in rural and peri-urban health facilities to use its proprietary tech, including smartphone digital microscopy and colposcopy systems, and a telemedicine platform, it enables women living even in the most remote areas to get screened and diagnosed for these cancers at the point of care by medical specialists.
Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide and the leading cause of cancer deaths in developing countries. 83% of all new cases that occur annually and 85% of all 270,000 annual deaths from the disease occur in developing countries. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in sub-Saharan Africa, and the increase disease and deaths is due to limited access to screening, diagnosis and treatment services for target women. The incidence is on the increase in many countries. We are solving this with the most cost effective and innovative Med-Tech solutions.
What We Don’t Treat
While our providers are able to treat most common issues, there are conditions that we don’t treat. Please see an in-person doctor or hospital if you experience any of the following:
Traumatic brain or spinal cord injury*
Chest pain and/or numbness
Vomiting or coughing blood
Loss of consciousness
Our providers are unable to write prescriptions for controlled substances such as codeine or oxycodone. Please see a doctor in person if you require medication classified as a controlled substance.
*Please note, this limitation is for the immediate period following a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, which may need in person emergency or trauma medical services. We are able to treat people who have a history of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury that have non-emergent medical needs.
**People who have a digital otoscope that allows the healthcare provider to see in the ear remotely can be evaluated during a telemedicine visit for ear infections.