Dates: May 2019 (exact dates TBD)
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1980
Producer: Michelle Scott
ABOUT THE ngo
Founded in 2013, this NGO’s mission is to prevent and treat cervical cancer. Their low-cost, high impact model creates self-sustaining prevention clinics that serve thousands of women. They train and certify healthcare professionals in the “See & Treat” method and supply clinics with the necessary equipment for the procedure. They partner with clinics to build unique programs which offer quality screening and treatment services, community outreach and education, and referral linkages for women with advanced diagnosis. They aim to achieve long-term sustainability by building local capacity. They increase impact by leveraging the resources and expertise of ground partners including local organizations and national and local governments.
The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work based in various Project sites. Specifically it will involve joining the NGO in a training in May of the “See and Treat” methodology and documenting the specifics of this training. They train healthcare professionals and community health workers, source and distribute clinical supplies, and build capacity for local clinics to implement this highly effective screening and treatment methodology.
Experience in overseas development
Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Comfort in healthcare setting
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) original article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $250 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences. All meals are included for project-related days.
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