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Regional Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in 45 countries and poses an even greater challenge for women living with HIV. In five countries in sub-Saharan Africa, we’re investing in a unique cervical cancer prevention network to expand the successful single-visit approach and encourage cross-country learning.

Project Date: 2016 - present
Funder: Pathfinding Fund
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What We Do

  • Create a Cervical Cancer Prevention Network, a system of country programs delivering critical prevention services, with Ethiopia serving as the hub
  • Orient selected health professionals to the Network’s model of the single-visit approach and train them in cervical cancer screening and treatment at one of five “center of excellence” university hospitals in Ethiopia
  • Conduct bilateral tours between countries to provide hands-on training and mentoring of skills, including visual inspection of the cervix with an acetic acid wash, cryotherapy, and Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

Project Staff Members

Joseph Komwihangiro

Senior Country Director

A medical doctor with more than 15 years of experience leading and managing donor-funded health programs in Tanzania, Dr. Komwihangiro combines his technical experience with his passion for helping...

Riaz Mobaracaly

Senior Country Director

Riaz is a proven leader in public health with more than 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of national, provincial and district level health programs with specific focus on...

Mengistu Asnake

Senior Country Director

Dr. Asnake is a public health specialist with more than 28 years of experience in reproductive health, primary health care, child survival, community health services, program management, training,...

Chantal Inamahoro

Country Director

Chantal has more than 15 years of experience in managing, designing, and implementing programs related to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV & AIDS, health...

Farouk Jega

Senior Country Director, Nigeria

Farouk is a public health physician with 15 years of progressive experience in program management and evaluation....

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