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Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

Project Title: Equatorial Guinea Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Project (EG-CCST)


MCDI launched a Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment (CCST) project in October 2016. The EG-CCST project works to decrease the prevalence of cervical cancer among women in Equatorial Guinea through increased detection and treatment of cervical cancer cases.


The EG-CCST project intends to decrease the prevalence of cervical cancer among women 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 EG-CCST project has established Cancer Screening Corners (CCSCs) at two government Regional Hospitals in Malabo and Bata, Equatorial Guinea, as well as three provincial hospitals and two health centers. The CCSCs utilize Visual Inspection – Acetic Acid (VIA) and cold coagulation therapy as screening methods. MCDI has trained doctors, registered nurses and midwives on the screening process and in cold coagulation.


The project also utilizes mobile screening and treatment campaigns. In 2017, the project screened over 2,500 women on both Bioko Island and the mainland through these mobile campaigns. MCDI trained over 200 community leaders on promoting these activities and on the importance of cervical cancer screening.


Countries: Equatorial Guinea

Funder: Noble Energy, Inc.

Duration: 2016-2018


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