Author Archives: Dr. Paula

Pearls and Kisses for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Tweet This sweet 82 year old woman was illiterate but there was no mistaking her gratitude in any language when she kissed all the doctors and nurses after her surgery to remove an early cervical cancer.  We often take PAP … Continue reading

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Meet our 2015 medical mission team

Tweet A team of doctors and nurses from Worldwide Healing Hands is packed and ready to embark on its mission to Haiti later this week. The group will conduct important cervical cancer screenings and train Haitian doctors, midwives and staff … Continue reading

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Get CASH BACK on your purchases!

Tweet We are pleased to announce a new program available for you as a valued supporter of Worldwide Healing Hands. This program allows you to book travel and shop online — the same things you are doing anyway — while … Continue reading

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The Untold Tragedy of the Ebola Virus

Tweet While the number of deaths due to Ebola and the emerging closer-to-home cases are the focus of daily news accounts, very little is being said about the toll on health care and number of deaths resulting indirectly. The recent … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Tweet Breast cancer PSA from Lou Lesko on Vimeo. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women each year in the United States.  This beautiful video was directed by the talented Lou Lesko

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Knit Wits and Stitch & Give Knitters

Tweet Thank you to the Knit Wits and the Stitch & Give Knitters for all these beautiful hand knit hats.  They will keep our babies and children warm. The children had great fun choosing their “special” hat! Our special thanks … Continue reading

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Meet our Nepali Partners

Tweet Dr Asha Jha & Dr. Chunmila Maharjan Obstetrician / Gynecologists We “are very grateful to work with you in Ilam Camp.  It was a wonderful experience working with you both in surgical and clinical cases.  You and your whole … Continue reading

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9 Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Tweet September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancers. Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different … Continue reading

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The Edge of Joy

Tweet This is an excerpt from the documentary film The Edge of Joy by filmmaker Dawn Shapiro. The film examines maternal mortality at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in the Kano region of Nigeria. It is one of the busiest … Continue reading

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Meet the IUD (IntraUterine Device)

Tweet A woman who desires two children will spend three decades of her life trying to prevent an unintended pregnancy. Contraception allows parents to choose the number and spacing of children. Each year, family planning programs prevent an estimated 187 … Continue reading

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