Enable India in collaboration with 'Discovering Hands Germany' and 'NAB India, Centre for Blind Women & Disability Studies-Delhi invites applications from eligible blind girls for training in `Breast Cancer
Detection under `Discovering Hands Project.
About Discovering Hands
Discovering Hands is a project from Germany and an initiative of Dr. Frank Hoffman, a senior Gynaecologist in Germany. They have been training blind women for last 10 years to detect the early signs of breast cancer. The visually impaired women with their highly sensitized touch and tactile sense are trained to detect the smallest lumps of breast cancer thereby preventing it at early stages by doing physical examination of breasts. Therefore, they are designated as Medical Tactile Examiners (MTEs). The venture has been
successfully running in Germany, Columbia and Austria.
Eligibility Criteria to apply for the training:
Only women with vision impairment (totally blind & Low Vision) can apply
Age: between 18 years to 55 years
Minimum education: 10th class
Basic knowledge of science and spoken English is required.
Seriousness towards the training is highly desirable as after the training, the trained candidates will work with patients and doctors.
Final Selection: Final selection shall be made after 5 days of assessment.
Training Duration: 12 months
Training Includes: Computer skills, communication skills, breast specific psychology and administrative tasks.
During the 12 months of training, the trainees learn how to use a standardized diagnostic method for examining the female breast. They get 3 months preliminary training, 6 months Domain Training and 3 months
Employment Scope: MTEs are either directly employed by resident doctors or hospitals or they work for different clinics and hospitals on a freelance basis.
Batch Starting Date-15th Nov 2019
Application Dates: 9th Oct, 2019to 5th Nov 2019.
Hostel Facility: Enable India will assist in finding nearby PG accommodation for outstation candidates. Financial assistance will provided for those in need .
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