Haley Newman, a fourth year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA, wanted to improve cervical cancer detection for rural women in China.
– I lived in Yunnan province in 2010 and as I have seen many women suffering from cervical cancer,
I designed a study in partnership with The First People’s Hospital of Yunnan. I am now in China with
the team from the Hospital and we are out in the villages screening women.
Our study aims to evaluate portable colposcopy for cervical cancer screening in rural China.
The last days we have examnied more than 500 women!
Haley Newman raised money and purchased one Gynocular mobile colposcope and one Gynocular was provided through the Gynius Academic Research program as well as the Triage to Diagnose software.http://www.gynius.se/software/ Prior to her trip, Haley also learned basics of colposcopy through prof Singers online colposcopy course http://colposcopycourses.com/.
-This in an important study, says Haley. A third of the new world-wide cervical cancer cases occur in China. Although, there has been a decrase in deaths from cervical cancer, there is an increased trend of cervical cancer in young women, especially from rural areas