Dr. Asif Ahamed, programme manager of FRIENDSHIP’s floating hospitals, organised a guided tour for us to explain all the facilities and activities carried out at this very unique hospital.
Every two minutes a woman dies of the cervical cancer somewhere in the world, even though it is largely preventable through vaccination and screening programs. However, coverage of screening is insufficient, and many women do not understand the gravity of cervical cancer. Therefore, a certain degree of attention is paramount for the elimination of this disease.
Cervical cancer is a cancer of the reproductive system. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects it to the vagina. Almost all cervical cancers are linked to an infection by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Although most women will get rid of the virus themselves, a minority will develop cervical cancer from HPV and can cause premalignant lesions which can be detected during screening. Once diagnosed, it can be treated easily in order to stop the development of cancer.
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease. There are several ways to prevent it from developing, for example HPV vaccination (primary prevention) and regular cervical screening (secondary prevention).
Regular screening is vital for preventing cervical cancer. For this reason, PRESCRIP-TEC Programme makes this possibility available for you.
First, we will provide you with everything you need so you can perform a self-test at home to detect an infection with the Human Papillomavirus. If the result is positive, you will need further examination in a clinic. In that case, we will use artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis and be able to begin the treatment in time if we detect a pre-cancerous lesion.
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Cervical cancer kills more than 200,000 women annually worldwide and disproportionately affects the poorest and most vulnerable women in many parts of the world. Unlike many other health problems, early identification and treatment of precancerous conditions can prevent women from developing cancer. This is the leading killer among women in the majority of developing countries, generally strikes women when they are young and in midlife. Thus, protecting a woman can help a family and a nation to thrive and be sustainable.
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Friendship Health Clinic
Balashighat, Fulchori, Upazila
Friendship Health Clinic
Sardarpara, Kurigram Sadar Upazila
Friendship Hospital Shyamnagar
Soalia, Nakipur, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh
Contact number: 01750951836
Slovakia’s collaborative impact in Bangladesh: advancing cervical cancer screening protocols with innovation and expertise
During the summer of 2023, the Slovak team engaged in a field visit to Bangladesh. The purpose of this visit was to support the implementation of standard operating procedures, monitor the use of guidelines by field workers, and identify if any need is required for improvements in national cervical cancer screening , treatment policies and in training materials.
The PRESCRIP-TEC team, representatives from the Female Cancer Foundation, Friendship, and the Uganda Rural Development Programme. The PRESCRIP-TEC Project is a multi-country approach that focuses
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This project has received funding from the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No 964270