G-1830

Mobile Cancer Screening Unit

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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Trichy

Total Budget: $130,200

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment



MOBILE CANCER SCREENTING UNIT FOR VILLAGE COMMUNITY

Over 68% of India's population lives in rural areas, including hundreds of million women. Each area of around 5,000 inhabitants are allocated a female Village Health Nurse (VHN), who is responsible for disseminating and providing basic health services and information. But the numbers are unmanageable and even if diagnosed, the effective treatment of cancer is limited by social factors.

Women in whom cancer is detected by VHNs, even at a late stage, often have no voice in the matter and the decision to get a mammography check-up and treatment would be taken by their husbands and mother-in-law. Many husbands are agricultural laborers and they do not understand why their wives need to come to town for an examination and to stay away from work, when they appeared fine on the outside and are able to walk.

Most cancer patients therefore arrive in the city hospitals in an incurably advanced state of their disease. As seen in the video, nothing much except pain relief can be offered at that point.

Facts

By 2020, it is predicted in various studies that one fifth of the world's cancer cases will be found in India. Cervical and breast cancer are the most common cause of cancer deaths among women in India, but early detection and proper treatment can improve this prognosis and can make cancer curable. The chances of women surviving first or second stage breast and many other cancers are very bright, if a diagnosis can be made in time. The female population in rural areas should have a free annual screening by mobile mammography and ultra sound.

What we are working for

The custom-built CANCER screening bus, will screen women in a safe and comfortable environment throughout Tamil Nadu for the most common types of cancer, such as breast, cervical and oral cancers.

Digital mammography and ultrasound are the basic tools of the van, but in risky cases biopsies can provide for more clarity.

Cervical examination can in most cases diagnose malignant cancer cells, that can be removed in the Screening Bus under local anesthetic via the so-called LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) technique. LEEP is a new method, recently developed by German doctors in Berlin, and that has since been used successfully in some Indian cities and villages.

Our first pilot project with Santha Cancer Foundation in Trichy.

In collaboration with the CSF in Trichy, Rotary District 3000 have been helping women for more than 6 years using Analog Mammobus, all around Tamil Nadu and screened more than 100,000 women for breast cancer.

Cost

The equipment includes screening apparatus for cancers of the breast, cervix, lung, and mouth with sophisticated technology such as digital mammography, 3D ultra-sound screening and simpler methods such as pap smears, as well as treatment methods such as LEEP.

Your contribution will pay for initial build and setup MOBILE CANCER SCREENING and a pathologist, a technical assistant for one year, who will train the other doctors in the hospital. The Cancer Institute in Trichy will manage the day to day functioning and executing of project along with Rotary volunteers.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3000

Rotary Club of: Karur

Primary Contact: M. P. Ramasamy

Email: mprkarur@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4490

Rotary Club of: Maranguape

Primary Contact: Dejarino

Email: dejarinosfadv@hotmail.com

Project Status

Need $1,032
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Karur (3000)

26-Oct-18

$23,500

$10,000

$33,500

Campo Mourão (4630)

27-Oct-18

$1

$0

$1

District 4490 DDF

11-Nov-18

-

$7,000

$7,000

Maringá-Colombo (4630)

12-Nov-18

$1

$0

$1

District 4430 DDF

12-Nov-18

-

$3,500

$3,500

District 4310 DDF

12-Nov-18

-

$11,000

$11,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$1,032

-

$1,032

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$12,267

$31,500

$43,766

Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)

$30,400

Total

$130,200

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents


[26-Oct-18]
Budget

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

26-Oct-18

by P. Gopalakrishnan

System Entry: Creation of project page.

27-Oct-18

by Anotnio Carlos

System Entry: Pledge of $1 by Anotnio Carlos of the Rotary Club of Campo Mourão, District 4630.

11-Nov-18

by Anotnio Carlos

System Entry: Pledge of $7,000 DDF by Dejarino of the Rotary Club of Maranguape, District 4490.

12-Nov-18

by Mauro Duarte

System Entry: Pledge of $1 by Mauro Duarte of the Rotary Club of Maringá-Colombo, District 4630.

12-Nov-18

by Mauro Duarte

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Maria Lourdes Mendes Paulino of the Rotary Club of Botucatu Bons-Ares, District 4310.

12-Nov-18

by Mauro Duarte

System Entry: Pledge of $3,500 DDF by Emi Tokonami Mori of the Rotary Club of São Paulo-Liberdade, District 4430.

12-Nov-18

by Mauro Duarte

System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Maria de Lourdes Mendes of the Rotary Club of Botucatu Bons-Ares, District 4310.

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