Looking Back: Our 2018 Accomplishments

This year, TheWomen.org has been hard at work on its Liberia Cancer Center Initiative. While it is crucial to stay on task and keep looking forward, it is also important to occasionally reflect on one’s accomplishments to date! In that spirit, here are some activities TheWomen.org completed during 2018:

    • Funded a Liberian pharmacist to visit Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for one month to observe chemotherapy preparation

    • Paid for the pharmacist to go to Houston to attend hands-on IV mixing course for pharmacists sponsored by the National Pharmacy Technicians Association (NAPT). He is now the only pharmacist in the country trained to mix IV medications

    • Supported the visit of an American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) volunteer to Liberia to assist with the pathology lab space planning 

    • Funded a trip for a physician to treat members of the LGBT community with positive HPV screens, and supported a physician to accompany him

    • Underwrote the expenses associated with the validation of the first ever National Cancer Policy for Liberia held at the Ministry of Health on August 22nd 2018, and attended by diverse stakeholders including WHO, UNFPA, CDC, District leaders and heads of hospitals

    • Coordinated the planning of the first post-war pathology lab at JFK Memorial Hospital

    • Funded the purchase, design, and shipping from US to Liberia of the custom counters and cabinets for the pathology lab

    • Funded the purchase of the remaining equipment needed to equip the pathology lab

    • Funded the consumables needed to allow operation of the pathology lab for its first year

    • Supported the trip for the Qiagen representative to return to Liberia to install the broken equipment needed to resume HPV testing

    • Worked closely with the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) on these projects

We are looking forward to the opening of the pathology lab later this summer. Thank you for your continued interest in our projects!