Pro Mujer, which provides women in Latin America with vital financial, health and human development services that are typically out of reach, has received a grant of US$575,000 from GlaxoSmithKline to fund a three-year, five-country partnership. As well as supporting the standardization of Pro Mujer’s health services, it will fund the organization’s expansion in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Pro Mujer’s health services focus on reducing the five chronic diseases that afflict women living in impoverished communities: cervical and breast cancer, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. According to ProMujer’s Nadi Delgado, the partnership ‘will help us extend our health services to reach 120,000 women by 2014’.
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