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Sandals Foundation helping to fight cervical cancer

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Members of the Women Health Network at the Black River Health Centre.

Last year the Sandals Foundation and Bob Marley Foundation have donated a colposcope to the Women's Health Network to the benefit of women in the regions of Santa Cruz, Magotty and Black River through the Black River Health Centre.

The colposcope allowed the examination of the cervix, vagina and vulva following Pap smear results that showed abnormality.

 

Autoclave donation

 

This year the Foundations donated an Autoclave valued at $650,000 used to sterilize medical tools and a Cryo unit valued at $800,000 to assist with the treatment of cervical cancer.

The multiple donations fall under the Sandals Foundation Women Helping Others Achieve (WHOA) programme, which targets key areasin which women have either struggled to be recognized or which proved to be a potential asset once they got assistance. Areas of focus include agriculture, work force, health, education and sports.

The WHOA programme has impacted standard of life for females in different age ranges in Jamaica and several Caribbean countries to include Jamaica,The Bahamas, Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.