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Addis Tesfa “New Hope” Cervical Cancer Prevention

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview
2009–2015

This project increased access to and use of cervical cancer prevention services among HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. Together with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health and Stanford’s Program for International Reproductive Education and Services, we improved care for a very treatable condition, cervical pre-cancer, if diagnosed early.

Project Activities


  • Introduced the single-visit approach that allows providers to detect cervical precancerous lesions and offer treatment on the same day in 14 tertiary- and secondary-level health facilities.
  • Collaborated with key government health leaders and hospital staff at all levels, leading to an expansion from 14 pilot facilities to 118 hospitals.
  • Promoted community awareness of cervical cancer and prevention through the development of information, education, and communication materials.
  • Partnered with the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders to develop the “Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Ethiopia” that integrates the single-visit approach into the national reproductive health strategy.
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