On Sunday, May 11th, we celebrate mothers day in the United States. Regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, geographical location, or religious beliefs, all mothers have one thing in common – their cervix played a vital role in bringing a human to this world. Whether you are a man or a woman, you are related to the female reproductive organ “Cervix” in some way.
Every year, more than 270,000 mothers and mothers to be die from a preventable condition, that affects their cervix – cervical cancer. More than 85% of those who die from this preventable cancer of the cervix live in the developing world. We can prevent these deaths by screening these mothers and mothers to be for cervical cancer and providing treatment at an early stage.
The Binaytara Foundation has joined hand with the Cancer Care Nepal in a fight against this preventable cancer. But we need your help in this fight against cervical cancer and the fight for life of those women who, without the help of people like you, would die from this preventable condition: Cervical Cancer.
Those who die from cervical cancer are or would have been someone’s mother. Your $10 can help save lives of these mothers. Please make a donation to the BTF’s pilot cervical cancer screening project in honor of mother and the organ that helped you be part of this world : Cervix.
We understand your busy schedule does not allow you to go through our project description. To make it brief and easy to understand, we have created a short FAQ about the cervical screening project below:
Remind me what your plan is.
This pilot project is designed to screen 1000 low income women from rural areas of Kathmandu disctrict and surrounding areas in Nepal for cervical cancer. We will also provide follow up care based on the results of the screening.
How much do you need to screen one woman?
Only $5. Yes, that is less than what 2 cups of your morning latte cost. Your $5 has a potential to help save life of a woman living in a remote village in Nepal.
How will you spend the money I donate?
The donations will be used to purchase the PAP smear kits, to purchase speculums ( equipment used to open the birth canal while obtaining the pap smear sample from the cervix) to purchase autoclave supply ( the procedure used to keep the harmful bugs out of the equipment), and to purchase antibiotics and medications for follow up care. A small percentage of the money will also be used to create educational materials about cervical cancer prevention.
How about the human resource, who will pay the doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who help with the screening?
Thanks to the dedicated volunteers of our partner organization, cancer care nepal, the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals will be generously volunteering their time and skills for this project free of charge.
OK, that is great. What is the next step?
The Binaytara foundation disbursed $2500 USD to the project partner organization cancer care Nepal last month. The initial participants enrollment has begun, and 200 women have been screened for cervical cancer. Other participants are currently being enrolled and will be screened over next few months. The participants will be provided follow up care based on their results.
Depending on the success and feasibility of the pilot project, we will continue or modify the plan to screen more women for cervical cancer.
We would like to encourage you to take part in this noble cause and help us screen as many women as possible. Thank you for your partnership in this fight against cervical cancer.
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The Binaytara foundation is organizing a multidisciplinary conference, Updates in Hematology and Oncology, on November 15th, 2014 in Lewiston, Idaho. Last year’s conference, Updates in Hematologic Malignancies, was a huge success with over 70 attendees. This year, the number of sessions and scope of the conference have been expanded to include the latest updates in the field of breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer along with blood cancers. This will be the largest cancer conference being organized in the inland northwest.
Updates in Hematology and Oncology will have balanced educational sessions focusing on the needs of hematologists, oncologists, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, oncology pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of cancer patients. The goal of this conference is to bring together local healthcare providers and the leading experts representing the nation’s leading institutions so as to provide updates in the field of cancer. The conference will also provide networking and one to one discussion opportunities.
Conference Venue – Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, ID.
Please visit the conference website (http://oncology.binayfoundation.org) to register and to learn more about the conference.
We are excited to share our achievements in 2013 with you. Please click here to view the BTF annual report 2013.
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