Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation: Skin Cancer Tele-dermatology to Improve Access and Early Diagnosis
The project aims to strengthen the capability of basic health units in the national health system to screen for skin cancer using tele dermatology.
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The project aims to strengthen the capability of basic health units in the national health system to screen for skin cancer using tele dermatology. This effort also includes implementation of an improved workflow and referral pathway to link patients to needed diagnostic and treatment services in order to decrease time for detection, diagnosis and treatment of advanced cases of skin cancer.
Results and milestones
- Trained nurses and doctors through online classes to assist with detection of early skin cancer, providing training on guidelines for benign and pre-malignant lesions.
- Trained Health Community Agents to recognize patients at risk of developing skin cancer
- Improved access to screening for patients: 577 patinets screened
- Non-communicable diseases
SGDs the partnership contributes to
- 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
Fundação Pio XII – Barretos Cancer Hospital
Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation