Partners for Cancer Control and Prevention provides year-round technical support to medical providers in Cali, Colombia, who serve breast and cervical cancer patients and their families.
In 2012, our team forged a partnership with Hospital San Juan de Dios, the oldest hospital in all of Colombia, to create a comprehensive cancer program for the patients of Cali.
On March 9, 2013, our team of physicians, nurses, and public health professionals will travel to Hospital San Juan de Dios to provide evidence-based training training to the hospital's medical, nursing and psychosocial professionals and trainees.
We are committed to:
- Improving access to follow-up care: this process has been initiated through the hire of a cancer care coordinator (via funds from Roche Laboratories).
- Ensuring physical space for cancer care: at Hospital San Juan de Dios, this process officially began in September, 2012 with the creation of a "Pink Room" specific to breast cancer patient services
- Establishing psychosocial support for women who are diagnosed with cancer and their families: this began in 2012 with the establishment of a weekly, hospital-based support group called Espacio de Luz, and will continue with the creation of a hospital-based patient navigator system