Gieskes-Strijbis Fund supports sequel in Ghana and Kenya

 (press release)

Phase II - Gieskes-Strijbis Fund supports the continuation of Save My Mother in Ghana and Kenya

Amsterdam, September 29, 2014 - The successful 'Save my mother project' of SOS
Children's Villages and the Female Cancer Foundation (FCF) is entering its second phase after the three-year pilot phase, made possible
made possible by the National Postcode Lottery, is now entering its second phase. The collaboration has been a proven
success. In the 5 participating countries, women are being screened and, if
treated if necessary. The next phase is entirely focused on making the projects sustainable. In
Ghana and Kenya, the continuation is made possible by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund. Thanks to this
contribution, SOS Children's Villages and Female Cancer Foundation can continue the success of the first phase and
continue their work on preventing cervical cancer and
curing early stages of this deadly disease further.

Worldwide, cervical cancer affects 500,000 women annually, mostly mothers, more than
half die from the disease. Eighty percent of these women live in developing countries. Female
Cancer Foundation and SOS Children's Villages have been joining forces for several years in the fight
against this drastic disease. Through this collaboration, Female Cancer Foundation has access to
SOS Children's Villages' medical centers, allowing them to treat women who would otherwise remain
remain out of their reach. The organization checks women for cervical cancer and treats
them immediately with cryotherapy, an inexpensive and simple
treatment with liquid nitrogen.

After the successful kick off in 2011 and a good first phase, it is now time for phase 2 of the project.
In the first three years, nearly 200,000 women have been educated about cervical cancer and nearly 30,000
women in screened for this cancer, of which 7,500 were treated. In the
coming years, our previous experience will allow us to reach even more women,
educate, screen and treat if necessary. With the support of the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund and others
we can prevent women from dying unnecessarily from cervical cancer.

For the remaining countries, we are still looking hard for any kind of support to be able to realize our mission
realized. Because we know it is achievable: a world without cervical cancer.
We are currently hard at work seeking funds to make our projects a success. All help
is more than welcome!

For more information, contact:

Yvonne van Veen - SOS Children's Villages
020 - 30 32 500

Levine Diecken - Female Cancer Foundation
071 - 526 46 36

About SOS Children's Villages

For 60 years, SOS Children's Villages has been ensuring that children who are on their own can grow up in
a loving family. We work from the vision that children have a right to a home and a good
upbringing within a safe environment in their own country. With this unique family-oriented approach
more than 410,000 children in 132 countries around the world receive a solid foundation to develop into
develop into promising and independent adults.

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About Female Cancer Foundation

Through education, research and innovative, practical
techniques worldwide against cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by
a sexually transmitted virus and is therefore highly preventable and curable. The
screening programs of FCF ("See&Treat") are cost-effective and easily applicable in - the
most remote areas of - developing countries, which makes the sustainability of the concept
promoted and strengthened.

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