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May, 2018

BHI and The Ministry of Health (MOH)

Drs. Melendez and Torres join the National Director of Noncommunicable Diseases, Dr. Algeria Dubon, at a meeting regarding the creation of the national policy for the integral approach of non-communicable diseases in El Salvador.

May, 2018

Universidad Dr. Matias Delgado’s 22 Medical Congress

Dr. Maza is an invited speaker at the 22nd Medical Congress in El Salvador, where he presents BHI’s impact on national and international policies.

May, 2018

The Affordable Cancer Technologies Conference

Drs. Cremer, Maza, Alfaro, and Soler, attend "The Affordable Cancer Technologies Conference" at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Cremer gives a talk on the UH3 regarding a randomized controlled trial comparing cure rates between CryoPen® and thermoablation.

April, 2018

Training and Research

MD Anderson / Rice travel to El Salvador to train BHI personnel on a new test for HPV. Each test, might cost as low as $2.

April, 2018

Self-sampling follow up

BHI doctors perform a one year follow up on patients from Ilobasco in El Salvador, who tested positive during the self-sampling project.

April, 2018

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Maza is invited as a speaker at the UAB, where he shares BHI’s cervical cancer preventable model.

April, 2018

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Conference

Drs. Cremer, Maza and Alfaro attend the ASCCP Conference in Las Vegas, and present the results of one of the first studies testing the acceptability of HPV tests as a cervical cancer screening method among transgender men in a LMIC.

April, 2018

BHI welcomes new leadership

Dr. Mauricio Maza becomes the new Executive Director. Dr. Maza has been an integral member of BHI since 2004 and is a globally recognized public health expert and advocate.

April, 2018

UH3 China

Drs. Cremer and Masch visit the Shanxi Day Hospital in Taiyuan, the Shanxi Province to discuss opening another site for the UH3.

April, 2018

UH3 Colombia

Drs. Cremer and Alfaro visit Colombia to do follow up on UH3.

April, 2018

Latin American symposium on HPV

Drs. Melendez and Torres attend the Fourth Latin American symposium on HPV, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

March, 2018

Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Drs. Masch and Soler present BHI research at the 6th Symposium on Global Cancer Research at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health in New York City, NY.

February, 2018

Dr. Miriam Cremer receives prestigious invitation

Dr. Cremer is asked to be in the NIH study section for the Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)

February, 2018

World Cancer Day

Our team joins the World Cancer Day initiative “Yo puedo tu puedes”, and is featured in the UICC and World Cancer Day social media accounts. Further on, BHI’s initiative is included in the World Cancer Day Annual report.

February, 2018

CAPE

Rising Tide Foundation and BHI visit communities and patients to monitor results of CAPE, and meet with local health promoters to discuss the program’s expansion.

February, 2018

BHI and The Ministry of Health

BHI and the MOH host a workshop for salvadorean health promoters on early detection programs, including self sampling.

February, 2018

UH3 Colombia

Drs. Cremer, Alfaro and Soler visit Colombia to train providers at a new site for the UH3 clinical trial.

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