- 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
Addis Tesfa “New Hope” Cervical Cancer Prevention
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.