Con Amor Aprendemos™ (CAA) – With Love We Learn is an educational program focused on the Latino family. Aware of the lack of knowledge about HPV and all the myths surrounding the subject, Con Amor Aprendemos was created to provide information about HPV and cervical cancer in order to remove the myths so to empower individuals to take charge of their own health and make education-based decisions regarding treatment and care. Why the Latino Community? Cervical cancer incidence is 3 times higher, 21.7, for Latinas compared to 9.5, for non-Hispanic whites per 100,000. This disparity is due to many factors including male partner sexual history, less frequent use of barriers methods of contraception, and poor screening, treatment and follow-up. Moreover, Latina women are often underinsured or uninsured, making them less likely to be screened at the appropriate interval or not screened at all thus increasing their risk to develop cervical cancer. This program has been disseminated in the United States (Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas), Bolivia, Nicaragua, and El Salvador with the help of our partners American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the CDC. The CAA program was created in collaboration with the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division.
“With Love We Learn” Africa
Dr. Lisa Flowers’s (Medical Director) of the “Spirit Foundation” traveled along with the “American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology” to Ghana, Africa to facilitate Cervical Cancer screenings. The Spirit Foundation through partnership, donations, cervical cancer screenings and treatment supported aid to the University of Ghana (Obstetrics and Gynecology Department) in reducing morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer critical to Ghana. The “Spirit Foundation” looks forward to continued outreach in Africa and expanding it’s “We Love We Learn” program.