We hope to continue the work that we’ve done in the past. Our strategy has always been to have community involvement. This project represents a continuation of the work that we’ve done in Colombia and Ecuador which seemed to benefit the communities greatly. For example, these projects related to building a health center in Ecuador and training students to engage various communities in terms of economic development in Colombia. The goal of this project is to train local people to assess their own health needs and develop breast literacy. This strategy has also worked in countries such as Haiti and Venezuela. So we believe this will also be effective in Grenada.
The project team has been working very hard to prepare for the upcoming trip to Grenada. During this March visit, the idea is to lay the groundwork for the initiation of the project in July, 2014. We believe that the focus of this initiative on breast health is very important. Additionally, the community-based philosophy that guides this project is crucial. Without community involvement in every phase, relevance and sustainability are difficult to achieve. But through community-based projects, communities can become self-directed and improve their health status.