Successes From the 3rd DAP Grant in Belize, Guyana and Haiti

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Successes From the 3rd DAP Grant in Belize, Guyana and Haiti, videos above and Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative Infographic below.

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Successes From the 3rd DAP Grant

With the support of the Australian High Commission (TT) Direct Aid Program (DAP), the HCC is entering the third year of the Caribbean Civil Society Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative (C4PI). The multi country initiative strengthens civil society capacity in the area of cervical cancer prevention and control in most vulnerable communities. This year’s subgrant recipients are the Belize Cancer Society (BCS), the Cancer Institute of Guyana (CIG), and Groupe de Support Contre le Cancer (GSCC) in Haiti.

The HCC is extremely pleased with impact of the C4PI since 2014 during which time over 2700 marginalised women have been educated and screened for cervical cancer by CSOs.

Partnerships with key stakeholders including local Ministries of Health and other CSOs have been strengthened resulting in expanded programmes with greater coverage, less duplication and maximum impact. Read more

After the successes of the third DAP Grant award……

The HCC has just been awarded its fourth consecutive grant from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Direct Aid Program (DAP Funding). The funds will support a third round of Caribbean Civil Society Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative (C4PI) across three DAP-eligible countries. Sub grantees this year are all previous recipients:

  1. The Belize Cancer Society
  2. The Cancer Institute of Guyana
  3. The Dominica Cancer Society

The subgrantees will work with women in indigenous communities – empowering them to take steps to prevent and control cervical cancer through training, education, screening and referral. The HCC is grateful to the Australian government for their ongoing support which has facilitated the education and screening of over 7,500 poor and indigenous women. Read more

More about the Australian Direct Aid Programme (DAP) here