BASIC HEALTH INTERNATIONAL Overview
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New York 10029
Target demographics: Women living in rural areas of Latin America and the Carribean
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Provide administrative or other support at our offices in New York, NY or Pittsburgh, PA.
Geographic areas served: Latin America and the Caribbean
Programs: Medical Training: BHI trains health professionals in low-tech, low-cost screening and treatment methods appropriate for use in low-resource settings.
Patient Care: Basic Health offers free cervical cancer screening and treatment for cases of precancer and provides arrangements for treatment, transportation, food and housing for all women whom we identify with cervical cancer.
Policy Guidance: BHI contributes to national and international cervical cancer screening guidelines by collaborating with Ministries of Health in Latin America and the World Health Organization to update policies.
Research: BHI conducts research to improve screening and prevention practices and share what we learn with the public health community.