Saturday, August 7, 2010

First PINCC PHRII Collaboration a Huge Success

August 7, 2010
Mysore India

From John Adams

Today we wound up four days of screening and training in Mysore, coordinated and "staged" by the wonderful people at PHRII. This is a collaboration that we will pursue for a long time to come. Every detail was meticulously planned, the PHRII staff members took care of every detail from beginning to end, and the women screened were very grateful for the work we did.

In the course of four days, we screened 159 women (43 paps, 15 biopsies, 5 Cryos, and 2 LEEPS for those who want the details).

This morning, before the fourth day of the session, we toured the Cheluvamba Women's hospital in Mysore, the venue for our second training. Two of the trainees are doctors at this government hospital, and are very keen to establish VIA screening within their institution. The head of the OB/GYN department at this hospital is also very supportive. We really liked the facility (see picture of central courtyard) and all the people we met there.

In the evening, we went to dinner with the core PHRII team that worked with us (see picture) and had a very warm celebration of the successful experiences herre in Mysore. Tomorrow morning early we are off to Puttaparthi, where we start another four days of screening and training -- our third round -- with the Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital!

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