Stage 4: Transition to Scale
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Countries Implemented In
Nearly 300,000 women die of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries, about 85 percent of worldwide deaths from this disease. Early detection and treatment can prevent up to 80 percent of these cancers when it is affordable and accessible.
The Pocket Colposcope is a handheld microscope and imaging device for the cervix developed by biomedical researchers at Duke University and 3rd Stone Design. Traditional colposcopes are stationary devices that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The Pocket Colposcope costs just $500 and enables more women to access care that will improve their chances at life. With funding from DIV, Duke University is conducting a randomized controlled trial of 20,000 women in Peru to test a new screening, diagnosis, and treatment protocol using the Pocket Colposcope to improve the accessibility and affordability of cervical cancer care.
The Team Behind the Innovation
The Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies aspires to make cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment more accessible and more effective for women worldwide. We believe that healthy bodies spur healthy minds, and only through empowered women do communities thrive. By placing women at the center, GWHT leverages technology to create sustainable ecosystems of change. Welcome to our Center!
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN