With the implementation of the project, the disease can be detected and treated quickly and free of charge

On Wednesday morning, March 27, the Chlamydia Project training session took place at the Mariano Roque Alonso District Hospital. The professionals of the gynecological service participated in the workshop led by Dr. Celia Vázquez., Medical Advisor of the Foundation. The training was developed in order to show the techniques for the study, detection and treatment of Chlamydia, which is now being implemented in the hospital of Mariano Roque Alonso. Dr. Mercedes Cárdenas Almada, head of the gynecology service was happy with the arrival of this project that will benefit the large population of women who arrive daily at the hospital. “It is very important for us to have this type of donations so as to know how many patients have the infection and thus be able to make timely and effective treatments in couples” said Dr. Cárdenas.

The Foundation collaborates with the Chlamydia project in some hospitals in Asunción and the Central Department (Loma Pyta Hospital, Calle’i San Lorenzo Hospital and Lambaré Hospital)

We tell you briefly what Chlamydia is

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), which is contracted by having sex with a carrier of the disease. Chlamydia is more common among young people, so it is important that couples consult with a doctor. Chlamydia is easily treated and cured, however if the treatment is not performed correctly, the couple is exposed to serious health problems.

The symptoms of Chlamydia are:

• Vaginal discharge

• Burning when urinating

• Pain, blood or rectal discharge.

The General Director of the Hospital, Dr. Silvia Giménez, also attended the meeting and thanked the Foundation for its presence through the implementation of this project.