Women’s Cancer Surgery – Mauritania

Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world especially in developing countries of Asia and Africa. In 2008, there were 500,000 cases of female tumors reported and in such countries the survival rate is a mere 1 in 2 due to delayed medical or surgical intervention caused primarily by poverty. 
There are several reasons why countries such as Mauritania have such poor outcomes which are not limited to the lack of health awareness within the community which leads to delayed treatment, cost, lack of qualified medical professionals, equipment and follow up procedures.
The tumors, in these cases, often reach very large sizes and are therefore more difficult to treat and oftentimes result in a complete hysterectomy.  Physicians Across Continents seeks to strengthen current capacity alongside the Ministry of Health by participating in an awareness programme, training local cadres to help provide qualified doctors with surgical expertise and to help supply medicines and equipment. 

How PAC aims to help

Surgeries

PAC have registered 50 patients to receive their operations in Sheikh Sayed Hospital, Nouakchott. The surgeries are due to take place within a week so that our delegation is as cost effective as possible.

£1,050
per patient

Equipment & Medicine

PAC also aims to strengthen the capacity of the oncology department to reach more people through the supply of equipment and medicines so that going forward they're able to continue treating the women who have undergone the surgery and many more to come.

Any Amount

Training

Provision of training to healthcare workers for the prevention, treatment and follow up of the disease so that more women can be registered and receive medical care early improving their health outcome for the future.

How you can help

Contribute to life-saving surgeries and training

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Volunteer as a medical professional in the field

Provide an In-Kind donation
towards equipment*

*Subject to need

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