11 new “see and treat” centers were opened by Cure Cervical Cancer (CCC) in Haiti. 22 medical professionals were trained on the MedGyn Cryotherapy System. Haiti is noted as having the highest number of reported cases of cervical cancer in the world. Medgyn was honored to be part of the CCC missions in improving women’s healthcare worldwide.
MedGyn partnered with CureCervicalCancer on a mission to certify 45 Chinese gynecologists in MedGyn Cryotherapy and screen and treat nearly 300 patients for precancerous cervical lesions. The team visited and lectured physicians in Guangzhou, Kunming, Hekou, Shiping, and Lianyungang, China. MedGyn was honored to be part of the mission with CCC Founding Director Dr. Patricia Gordon and Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Lang.
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The Lily Project, a nonprofit based in Nicaragua that is working to reduce the rate of cervical cancer in rural communities has now partnered with MedGyn to use the Cryotherapy System for treatment. The project is modeled after successful programs in other low resource areas that are using the single visit approach with VIA + Cryotherapy. MedGyn is honored to work with this organization.
Thomazeau, Haiti, a town with limited healthcare, was provided MedGyn’s dopplers by Dr. Whitney Mascorro of Hendrick Health, who wanted to train local aids and provide better prenatal doppler testing. And now, thanks to our MedGyn Doppler, hundreds of women were tested and were gifted with the sound of their child’s heartbeat. “MedGyn Products has been providing prenatal dopplers to the international Obstetrics community for over twenty years. The company is committed to reducing fetal demise and morbidity with its high quality obstetrics products that have become the international standard for Obstetricians the world over. ”
Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, IMEC, visited MedGyn Products as part of The Genesis Movement’s Illinois Manufacturing Tour. The Genesis Movement was launched to strengthen the Illinois manufacturing sector and its workforce by the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, who is supported by funders such as Hitachi Foundation, who was also part of the tour! The members of the Genesis Movement were able to tour Medgyn and experienced our step-by-step manufacturing and production process. We were very honored to be able to share our efforts and look forward to working with The Genesis Movement.
MedGyn Products proudly celebrates 40 years! In 1975, MedGyn launched the AL- 102 binocular colposcope, a necessary equipment used by OB/GYNs to examine the cervix. Since then, MedGyn added four binocular colposcopes in its line and in 2003 launched its first digital colposcope, the AL-106 and most recently the AL-106 HD Digital Video Colposcope. MedGyn’s specialty in Gynecology Oncology increasingly grew with its addition of the Cryotherapy System. The product is used around the world particularly in underdeveloped countries to treat cervical cancer. The product is used by leading physicians and was also reviewed by the World Health Organization. Currently MedGyn partners with leadings NGOs to deliver improved healthcare with the use of the Cryotherapy System.
This year MedGyn celebrates its 40th anniversary and manufactures and distributes over 1,000 products in therapies including Gynecology Oncology, Obstetrics, Infertility, and Urogynecology. MedGyn exports to 100 countries and was also the recipient of the State of Illinois Exporter of the Year Award in 2014. Our future success is to continue developing innovative high quality products to improve women’s healthcare worldwide!
CCC joined their “Angel Donor”in Quang Ninh, Vietnam, one of the largest and most isolated provinces in the country. They re-certified their existing healthcare professionals who went on to train 14 additional nurses an doctors in Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cryotherapy. In one week, they screened/treated 1,078 women of whom 220 (20.5%) screen positive for precancerous cervical lesions.
Governor Pat Quinn awarded the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Export Award to MedGyn Products, Inc. at a large reception held on October. 23, 2014 at The Union League Club of Chicago. The Illinois Governor’s Export Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the export of Illinois goods and services around the globe. “We are very honored to receive this award as it not only shows our efforts in this country, but also recognizes that we continue to grow our global reach to benefit women around the world,” said MedGyn’s Founder, President and CEO, Lakshman Agadi after receiving the award.
In a week and a half in Kenya, CCC screened 910 women and treated 176 positive cases (19.3% of women) with Medgyn Cryotherapy. This was by far the highest percentage of positively tested women for precancerous lesions CCC has ever encountered, thereby making this program even more imperative to the region.
The Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Rwanda has developed a cervical cancer program for screening and treatment using the MedGyn Cryotherapy System. The team is now responsible for training efforts in establishing the Rwanda National Cervical Cancer Program.