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Dr. Frank Hoffmann
Located in Germany, Operating in Austria, Columbia, India, and Mexico
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Perceiving blind women, who are usually among the poorest of the poor, as key personnel? Yes, with their highly developed sense of touch, they detect breast cancer already at a very early stage! Every year, 70,000 women in Germany get sick from breast cancer and it still is the leading cause of death for women. Discovering hands empowers and trains blind women worldwide to use their sensitivity for a pre-analysis. The early detective process improves a lot through their special tactile skills.

Impact

In countries like India and Thailand, central and western Africa, Peru, Bolivia and others, breast cancer mortality soars because expensive preventive medical check-ups are missing. Educating blind women in the early detective of breast cancer increases the likelihood to find tissue changes up to 30% and due to the opportunity to use this method worldwide it is possible to facilitate the healthcare of women, especially in poor regions on this planet. Furthermore, it reduces inequality for blind women and enables them to be better integrated into the communities.

https://www.discovering-hands.de