Project Title: Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Bioko Island
MCDI launched a Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Pilot (CCST) project in October 2016, a one-year project funded by Noble Energy, Inc. The CCST project works to decrease the prevalence of cervical cancer among women on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea through increased detection and referral.
The CCST project intends to decrease the prevalence of cervical cancer among women on Bioko Island, using a one-visit “screen and treat” approach plus referral of patients with detected cervical lesions that might need specialized follow-up and treatment. The CCST project will establish Cervical Cancer Screening Corners (CCSCs) at two large government and private hospitals in Malabo and La Paz, Bioko Island. The CCSC’s will utilize Visual Inspection – Acetic Acid (VIA) and cold coagulation therapy as screening methods. Other planned activities include the dissemination of community and facility-based information, education and communication (IEC) to sensitize women to attend the CCSCs and to develop the government’s capacity to implement a comprehensive program for the early prevention and treatment of cervical cancer.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Funder: Noble Energy, Inc.