Deputy Thelusma addresses women leaders in Gros Morne. Dr. Viola and Jackie Picard, RN are in the background.
Source: Medicine For Peace (MFP)
Date: 08 Mar 2010
“This program will go forward, even as we continue efforts to respond to the earthquake, and assist the large number of people who have fled
The town of
The cancer detection program will be centered at the Alma Mater Hospital and includes a team of Haitian physicians, nurses and a community educator. The focus will be on education of women with respect to cancer prevention, and the early detection and prompt treatment of cervical cancer. A mobile cervical cancer detection and treatment unit will travel to clinics in the surrounding areas.
On January 22, MFP and Haitian health professionals met with 26 women leaders representing women organizations in the region. Gerandal Thelusma, representative from the Gros Morne district in the Haitian House of Deputies was also present.
“Haitian women must take control of their lives, for themselves, their families and their children. Now more than ever, we need strong, healthy women, “ said Deputy Thelusma. “We must all work together to make this program a success.”