On February 26, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) to receive the first copy of the book entitled, Een Wereld Zonder Baarmoederhalskanker (A World Without Cervical Cancer).
The book was presented to the future Queen of the Netherlands by the Professor of Gynecology at Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum and founder of the Female Cancer Foundation, Prof. Lex Peters.
Per RVD (rough translation):
“…85% of women who have Cervical Cancer are from developing countries. Photographer Chantal Spieard followed Professor Lex Peters and Female Cancer Foundation by documenting their work in Indonesia, Africa and Bangladesh.
The Female Cancer Foundation began in the late eighties by cooperation of the departments of Gynecology, Pathology and Immunohematology at the LUMC. Since then, structural partnerships began in Suriname, Africa and Indonesia. From 2007 to 2011, a preventive screening program began in which millions of men and women are educated and hundreds of thousands of women are screened and treated if necessary. Now there are programs in Indonesia, Bangladesh and in five African countries.”
To learn more about the Female Cancer Foundation please visit their official website here.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH