Friendship has been implementing the cervical cancer screening and treatment program in the northern region of Bangladesh at two floating hospitals, two clinics at Gaibandha
Every two minutes a woman dies of cervical cancer somewhere in the world. Although this disease is largely preventable, we are not able yet to reduce these death rates. However, this issue is gaining more and more attention.
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 infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Although most women’s immune system will successfully eliminate the virus, a minority will develop cervical cancer. HPV can cause premalignant cervical lesions which can be detected during screening. Once identified, these lesions can be treated easily in order to prevent the development of cancer.
There are several ways to prevent women from developing cervical cancer. This includes HPV vaccination (primary prevention) and regular cervical screening.
Regular screening is vital for preventing cervical cancer and this is why the PRESCRIP-TEC programme is making it easily available to you.
We will provide you with everything you need to do a self-test at home to detect possible infection with the human papillomavirus. Only if the result is positive will you need a further examination at a clinic. In this case, we will use cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis. Then, if we detect a lesion which could potentially become cancerous, we will be able to begin the treatment in time.
Contact us to help you to prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer kills more than 200 000 women annually worldwide and disproportionately affects the poorest, most vulnerable women in many parts of the world. Unlike many other health problems, early identification and treatment of precancerous conditions can prevent cervical cancer. As the leading cause of mortality from cancer among women in the majority of developing countries, cervical cancer generally strikes women when they are young and in midlife.
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A team led by Ms. Anika Rahman, Research Officer at the icddr,b travelled from Dhaka to conduct baseline microplanning, AWACAN KOBO training for the baseline survey, and various other activities.
A series of awareness-raising events on cervical cancer prevention took place in the regional groups in Slovakia.
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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