CerviCusco counts on the generous support of several organizations.
Merck, a global pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops and provides innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world. Merck has donated 85,200 doses of the Gardasil vaccine, which has enabled CerviCusco to vaccinate thousands of Peruvian men, women and children against HPV, which causes most cases of cervical and other types of cancers. Since 2016, Merck has been sending skilled Global Health Fellow volunteers on three-month rotations to strengthen the work CerviCusco in the areas of strategy, finance, community relations and marketing.
BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD donated 75,000 liquid-based Pap tests and laboratory equipment, enabling CerviCusco to introduce this new technology to Peru. The company also made important financial donations that allowed CerviCusco to expand the capacity of the laboratory, training facilities and administrative areas. In addition, BD purchased a minibus to take staff and volunteers on rural outreach medical campaigns. For 4 consecutive years, BD has also sent skilled volunteers to assist CerviCusco in improving many phases of its operation.
RAD-AID is a humanitarian organization that implements sustainable radiology services in underserved, impoverished, and resource-limited areas of the world. In patnering with Cervi Cusco, RAD-AID provides valuable radiology education and volunteer assistance with respect to breast cancer prevention and detection.
INEN is the Peruvian National Cancer Institute, located in Lima. Cervi Cusco partners with INEN to reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer.
The INCCA Foundation is committed to improving the health and quality of life of women through the primary and secondary prevention of female genital tract cancers, including cervical cancer. Based in the United States, the INCCA Foundation has been a key supporter of CerviCusco since its launch, providing funding as well as highly skilled volunteers and supporting educational initiatives for local healthcare partners.
Direct Relief is a leading medical relief organization that supports CerviCusco in receiving donated supplies and support from US organizations.
Thanks to a donation by a pathologist from Harvard University, CerviCusco was able to open Peru’s first telepathology center within its onsite laboratory. High resolution images of abnormal cytology slides are viewed weekly in real time by pathology experts from US and Canadian academic medical centers.
A generous grant from the American Society of Cytopathology enabled CerviCusco to set up the CerviCusco Cytology Screener School (CCCSS) in 2010 in collaboration with the National University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco (UNSAAC). Erika Escalante became the first Peruvian student to graduate in May 2011, receiving a diploma from UNSAAC. She is now employed by CerviCusco and helps volunteers from the INCCA Foundation.
We also thank IBM and Utah Medical Products Inc. for their generous support of CerviCusco’s mission.