Project Title: Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Project in Equatorial Guinea
MCDI launched a Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment (CCST) project in October 2016, a one-year project funded by Noble Energy, Inc. The EG-CCST project works to decrease the prevalence of cervical cancer among women in Equatorial Guinea through increased detection and referral.
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 will establish Cervical Cancer Screening Corners (CCSCs) at two government Regional Hospitals in Malabo and Bata, Equatorial Guinea. The CCSCs 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.