Globalworth and Renaşterea Foundations launch the Mobile Caravan for Cervical Cancer Diagnosis at Chitila Logistics Hub, one of the benchmark projects for Globalworth’s logistics and light industry sub-brand. Thus, for the next three months, between September 12 and December 10, approximately 1,200 women will have free access to Pap tests for detecting gynecological diseases. Among them are also members of the business community working in Globalworth premises.
During the 12 weeks, the Caravan will stop in Chitila, Ilfov County (September 15 – October 14, 2021), Agigea, Constanța County (October 18 – November 11) and Mihăiești, Vâlcea County (November 15 – December 10).
Annually, over 1,800 women die in Romania due to cervical cancer and almost 3,400 are diagnosed with this disease. The incidence is 2.5 times higher than the EU average-27, and the mortality rate is over 4 times higher. In Romania, the mortality rate is the highest in Europe – lack of information, poor access to medical services and living standards that do not allow regular check-ups lead to late diagnosis of the disease and decreased chances of cure. However, according to studies, in over 80% of cases, a timely diagnosis can help complete healing.
Because the chances of cure depend very much on the time of diagnosis, the Globalworth Foundation offered 45,000 euros to the Renaşterea Foundation for the operation of the Mobile Caravan for diagnosing cervical cancer, by which to inform about the importance of prevention and provide access to free medical examinations.
“The Renaşterea Foundation has been campaigning for over 20 years for the right of Romanian women to quality medical services. Through the Mobile Diagnostic Unit, we want to offer such tests also to women in areas with limited access to medical services. Currently, the survival rate of women affected by cancer in our country is 20% lower than that of women in Belgium (64% vs. 84%). By implementing such campaigns, we try to educate and inform women about the importance of annual medical check-ups and to help reduce these discrepancies as much as possible. We are glad that, through this project, with the support of our partners – the Globalworth Foundation, we manage to offer disadvantaged women medical tests that can save their lives”, said Mihaela Geoană, President of the Renaşterea Foundation.
During the caravan, all necessary measures will be taken to ensure the conditions of social distancing and health safety. People who want to benefit from the free Pap test, from the above-mentioned localities and other neighboring localities, can make an appointment at the telephone number 0756.713.652.
“Now more than ever it is in the power of each of us to be responsible, to take care of ourselves and those around us. Awareness and education of the population on the importance of prevention helps us to detect cancer in its early stages. In other words, it helps us to stop catastrophes, to enjoy good things, to keep functional lives on earth. We will always support such projects, such as that of the Renaşterea Foundation, precisely because they bring us closer to our mission to take care of the people in our community”, added Georgiana Iliescu, Chief Executive Officer of the Globalworth Foundation.
The collaboration between Globalworth and the Renaşterea Foundation began in 2017, when Globalworth Tower, the second tallest office building in Romania, was illuminated in pink, the colour that symbolizes the fight against breast cancer. Subsequently, Globalworth donated for the purchase of a 4D ultrasound machine, the high-performance equipment being used in the Medical Center of Excellence Renaşterea. In 2018, the Globalworth Foundation became involved in programs for the prevention and early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancer, through which 829 medical investigations were performed on women from vulnerable categories: breast ultrasounds, mammograms, gynecological consultations, Pap tests and support for the activities of the Cancer Patient Support Association. In 2019, the Globalworth Foundation offered 1,000 FFP2 masks for the protection packages offered by the Renașterea Foundation to the medical staff and cancer patients, during the COVID pandemic. To date, the total amount allocated by Globalworth for the programs of the Renașterea Foundation for the prevention of breast and cervical cancer exceeds 80,000 euros. To date, Globalworth and the Globalworth Foundation have donated 130,000 euros to Renaşterea Foundation projects.