- Project details
- Our milestones
There are no population-based breast cancer screening programs in India.
This challenge leaves a massive need for investment in breast cancer prevention. India has 1,000 mammography equipment units for a population of 498 million women. In contrast, the US has 65,000+ mammography equipment units for 166 million women. Breast cancer cannot be diagnosed easily in India because of a lack of education about how to perform self-exams. Stigma additionally prevents women from accessing screening.
We will deploy at least 30 portable breast cancer screening units in Northern India.
Using the new Hum-Nari app, women around India will have the knowledge to perform self-breast exams. HERHealthEQ will deploy at least 30 portable units that can change location depending on need. This will begin in the suburbs of Delhi and then expand in Northern India and other areas per the Jhpiego network of community health workers and operational partners. Thermal imaging and clinical breast exams will be performed in local and regional clinics utilizing our partners infrastructure.
HERHealthEQ in India
By donating $15, one woman can be screened for breast cancer
Each unit will be able to screen over 2,000 women per year, so the impact is over 100,000 women will benefit in less than 2 years. Our program would train and equip local providers for breast cancer screening at reduced cost, creating a complete care network that can be scaled across India. This will ensure that more women have a chance of early breast cancer detection and successful treatment outcomes through increasing awareness and access to affordable professional breast cancer screening.
75%-40% of equipment for 1 site
13%-1 month salary for a nurse
9%-Screening for 25 women
3%-1 month PPE for a nurse
This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.
89%-Purchase 2 screening equipment
11%-Support 2 sites for 1 month