THE Ida Lee
Columbia University - New York
The Ida lee project has joined forces with Drs. Mary Beth Terry and Jasmine McDonald from the Epidemiology Department at Columbia University. Their research will determine if pollution is a cause for the increase of breast cancers in Congolese women.
The Ida Lee Project is now leading the way, working with the WHO DRC to introduce the HPV vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are preparing the protocol and providing the serotypes of HPV strains from our research for the GAVI application.
Dr. Denis Mukwege and The Ida Lee Project are preparing to offer a holistic approach to women’s healthcare in Kisangani based on his ‘one stop’ clinics that are already open to patients in Congo.
City of Joy
Under the direction of Christine Schuler Deschryver, The Ida Lee Project will become a satellite center of V-day’s City of Joy. This will provide women and girls the opportunity to seek help following sexual trauma before being sent to Bukavu for their 6-month program. This program teaches the women how to take care of themselves, learn new skills and heal emotionally.
We continue to receive offers to assist other organizations in their work