For many people around the world, having access to molecular techniques used in diagnosis or control of diseases is as simple as any other basic blood test. However, this is not the case for most developing countries. Many lives could be saved if an early and precise diagnosis is performed. In this sense, JCWO’s support to its local organization Fundación Jacinto Convit can offer a quality diagnostic service to children that attend public hospitals in the region, beginning in Venezuela, and give physicians more accurate tools to indicate the most adequate treatment for each patient.
JCWO supports the Molecular Diagnostic Unit at FJC. This Unit carries out molecular diagnostics for chronic and infectious diseases, such as cancer (leukemia and solid brain tumors), HIV, meningitis, among others. The service targets the pediatric population that lacks the resources to access high quality diagnostics and innovative or conventional therapies. Therefore, our main collaboration agreements are with children hospitals in developing countries, beginning with Venezuela.