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Call to action: ASCP Fellow Volunteers NEEDED

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Botswana Histopathology Project

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in sub-Saharan country of Botswana and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, principally because the disease is exacerbated due to one of the highest HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world.

The Ministry of Health in Botswana is seeking to reverse this trend by implementing a "See and Treat" model.  The Ministry has asked the ASCP to assist in the histopathologic diagnosis of the Loop Electrical Excision Procedure (LEEP) and Cone cervical specimens that have been generated as a result of this successful program. There are only a few pathologists in the country to interpret the slides and they have recently experienced a significant delay in treatment due to a backlog of slides. 

ASCP is seeking individuals that are interested in traveling to Botswana in mid-January 2013 for roughly one week to assist in this effort. All travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the ASCP. 

If you are interested in this important project, please click here and fill out the short survey.

For more information on the project, please email