KITOJO WOMEN ACCESS FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

Thanks to a partnership with YAWE (Youth and Women Empowerment) and RHA (Reproductive Health Uganda), 47 women were screened for cervical cancer on May 15, 2016. An additional 16 women could not be attended to that day, so the exercise was repeated on May 23 when at least 45 women accessed the service. The screening protocol includes health education, HIV and blood sugar screening, blood pressure testing, visual inspection of the cervix using acetic acid (vinegar) and cryotherapy on any lesions discovered. Advanced cases of cancer are referred to specialists. On the first day, 3 women had  treatable precancerous lesions and one women was discovered with cancer. Cervical cancer is the most commom cancer in Ugandan women and every year 2,464 women die of the disease there.

Women line up for cervical cancer screening registration
Women line up for cervical cancer screening registration