How Cervical Cancer Counseling Saves Lives

By Cat Normile, Project Manager, NCDs, PSI In India, nearly one woman dies from cervical cancer every seven minutes, and yet the disease is highly preventable if women are screened and treated early. Community mobilizers like Soni play a critical role in educating their peers about screening and treatment options. Through their personal commitment to

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What Common Kitchen Ingredient Can Help Detect Cervical Cancer?

By Kaylin Fabian, Associate Program Manager, Communications, PSI Table vinegar can detect early signs of cervical cancer. You read that right. Each year, cervical cancer kills 270,000 women and a third of these deaths occur in just one country: India. That is why Kathy Vizas, a member of PSI’s philanthropic initiative, Maverick Collective, is supporting

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PBS NewsHour Features PSI Cervical Cancer Program

Each year, 250,000 women die of cervical cancer worldwide. The majority of these deaths occur in India. PSI is working to ensure no woman dies from this preventable disease. The cervical cancer screening and treatment program in Uttar Pradesh, India, supported by PSI’s philanthropic partner Kathy Vizas, uses vinegar so that doctors can identify lesions

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Pathways to Prevention: Choosing the Right Cervical Cancer Test

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI Many women are familiar with the uncomfortable but necessary Pap smear – a common procedure that screens for cervical cancer. The Pap smear involves scraping cells from a woman’s cervix and then sending it to a lab for analysis. Because the procedure requires specialized medical training and complex diagnostic

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Disruptive Philanthropy?

Discussing the future of philanthropy and its potential for disruption

By Oscar Abello Toronto high-tech entrepreneur Marcia Cardamore has built and sold multiple businesses, holds multiple advanced degrees, and has raised multiple daughters. When she invests in a philanthropic endeavor, she treats it just like she has treated the rest of her life—she wants to get into the nitty-gritty, to find opportunities that allow her

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