Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the world

According to a recent article released by Newsweek Magazine, Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the world. Cervical cancer, a painful disease killing women in Haiti, is a disease of poverty, the article says...

PHOTO: Florence Duperval Guillaume - Haiti ministre de la Santé publique et de la Population
PHOTO: Florence Duperval Guillaume - Haiti ministre de la Santé publique et de la Population

KREYOL: Haiti Santé - Kansè nan matris TOUYE plis Fanm an Haiti ke tout lòt peyi nan mond lan... W-ap sezi konnen poukisa... Dapre yon atik ke Newsweek pibliye, akoz povrete anpil fanm Haiti paka peye pou tès kansè matris. Menm si you te kapab peye pou li, pa gen ase laboratwa nan peyi a ki ka fè tèst saa ki rele Pap Smear... Kisa ou panse de sa?

The reason Cervical cancer is killing Haitian women at such an alarming rate is, in large part, because the latest prevention tools aren't available or affordable in poor countries.

Haiti is a poor country, many Haitians cannot afford to pay for Pap smears, a screening test for cervical cancer. Even if they could, the article says, there aren't enough laboratories or personnel to analyze them.

Read more about Haiti's Cervical Cancer Epidemic from Newsweek Magazine.

Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. More at Wikipedia

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Alain Rousseau says...

The imbalance of the femoral is the cause of that disease.

Physical education is necessary to repair the placement of the pelvic especially ofter birth.

A person is poor, if he thinks he's poor. We have been delt a bad hand and we keep on taking help from them. The fact that Haiti has the largest percentage of cervical cancer is directly related to the brutality suffered during

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Marie Sou Facebook says...

Pas de prévention, pas de politique de santé publique...

trop de corruption dans ce pays, trop d'amateur au sein des organes dirigeants, de trop de pillage des caisse de l'État...

Résultat: inégalité sociale, société déséquilibrée, pays dans le chaos.

Et c'est ainsi depuis l'indépendance...

Chacun rempli sa poche et s'en

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Robert Herard says...

Really sad ...women keep haiti alive amidst economic crisis ...Sonething has to be done about it NOW ...

coz without women haiti will like a jungle Women make it easier to keep hope ..Let's bring them what they need to fight for this

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