Medicine on the Move
Each year IPPF/WHR staff reaches out to their friends and family to raise money for a special project or Member Association. This year 50% of the proceeds will support Profamilia/Dominican Republic’s mobile health unit (MHU). Having visited this project just a few months ago, I’m so pleased that this project will receive additional support!
This dedicated MHU team provides the only health care that many of these women will ever receive. In the back area of the medically equipped van, the doctor provides services such as Pap Smears, birth control options, and general information about sexual and reproductive health. What would happen if this project didn’t exist? According to one client, “There would be more young girls pregnant, more women with cervical cancer and more people with HIV.”
The MHU team provides sexual and reproductive health services to some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, units like this one are in jeopardy of being discontinued because of lack of funding. Click on the Google map below to see all of the MHU sites and consider supporting this amazing project!