Haiti and Women's Cancers: Barriers and Solutions

Delays in education, diagnosis, and treatment all play a role in the current epidemic of women’s cancers in Haiti. While valiant efforts are being made to combat these barriers, women struggle to access the health care system in time to get help. This audio slideshow, based on our work in Haiti for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, shows the ways that women partner with health care providers to overcome barriers, tackle new obstacles, and beat the epidemic.

 

See also a related article by Anna Russell: Cervical Cancer Screening in Haiti: A Controversial Procedure.

Kate Corrigan, RN, MPH, and recent graduate of the Milken School of Public Health where she obtained her degree in Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Kate has extensive experience working on global health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean for the last 10 years, focusing predominantly on health services for at-risk populations, women and children's health, as well as disaster relief. Kate is currently working in Port au Prince, Haiti, with a Haitian NGO whose mission is to help improve access to holistic oncology care services for women throughout the country.

Anna Russell, MPH, is a project officer with Forcier Consulting, a firm dedicated to research in challenging environments. Currently based in Hargeisa, Somaliland, she is a recent graduate of George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Master of Public Health Global Health Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation program. Anna has worked on a wide range of topics in recent years including intergenerational health, Ebola, and bioterrorism. 

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