Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP)

The Cervical cancer prevention project is part of the Boresha project.

The priority of this project is to reach to 80% of eligible PLHIV women with Cervical screening services. By December 2017, cervical cancer screening was conducted in 29 health facilities. All these facilities have cryotherapy machine provided by AGPAHI. All clients found to have cervical lesions are treated with cryotherapy on the same day (SVA). Clients with large cervical lesions are treated with leep machines; these services are available at regional and referral hospitals supported by AGPAHI. Clients suspicious for cervical cancer are taken biopsy, samples transported to referral hospitals and results brought back to clients under AGPAHI support.

In the year 2017, AGPAHI supported training of 23 health care providers from Mwanza and Geita regions on cervical cancer screening and treatment. In addition, AGPAHI procured 30 Carbon dioxide cylinders to facilitate treatment to clients with cervical lesions and also procured supplies and equipment to 15 health facilities providing cervical cancer screening in Mwanza and Geita regions.

Other activities conducted in the year include:

  • Capacity strengthening including supportive supervision and mentorship to service providers.
  • Facilitated experience sharing meetings among CECAP providers to share achievements and challenges during project implementation.
  • Supported community sensitization and CECAP campaigns in 15 health facilities of Mwanza and Geita regions.
  • Aired 9 awareness and educative radio programs

By December 2017, there were 29 health facilities implementing cervical cancer prevention services in Mwanza, Geita, Shinyanga and Simiyu Regions. The table below indicates the names of facilities that offer CECAP services, districts and regions.

 

Table 1: showing distribution of CECAP services by December 2017

S/N

Name of the Facility

District

Region

  1.  

Bugando Medical Centre

Nyamagana

Mwanza

  1.  

Sekou Toure Hospital

Nyamagana

Mwanza

  1.  

Makongoro Health Centre

Nyamagana

Mwanza

  1.  

Igoma Health Centre

Nyamagana

Mwanza

  1.  

Buzuruga Health Centre

Ilemela

Mwanza

  1.  

Magu District Hospital

Magu

Mwanza

  1.  

Sengerema Designated District Hospital

Sengerema

Mwanza

  1.  

Nyamagana Hospital

Nyamagana

Mwanza

  1.  

Sumve Designated District Hospital

Kwimba

Mwanza

  1.  

Misungwi District Hospital

Misungwi

Mwanza

  1.  

Kome Health Centre

Buchosa

Mwanza

  1.  

Mwangika Health Centre

Buchosa

Mwanza

  1.  

Nyehunge Health Centre

Buchosa

Mwanza

  1.  

Bukombe Hospital

Bukombe

Geita

  1.  

Chato Disrict Hospital

Chato

Geita

  1.  

Maswa District Hospital

Maswa

Simiyu

  1.  

Malampaka Health Centre

Maswa

Simiyu

  1.  

Bariadi Regional Hospital

Bariadi

Simiyu

  1.  

Nkoma Health Centre

Itilima

Simiyu

  1.  

Lukungu Health Centre

Busega

Simiyu

  1.  

Nassa Health Centre

Busega

Simiyu

  1.  

Shinyanga Referral Regional Hospital

Shinyanga

Shinyanga

  1.  

Kolandoto Hospital

Shinyanga

Shinyanga

  1.  

Kambarage Health Centre

Shinyanga

Shinyanga

  1.  

Kahama Hospital

Kahama

Shinyanga

  1.  

Kagongwa Dispensary

Kahama

Shinyanga

  1.  

Nindo Health Centre

Shinyanga

Shinyanga

  1.  

Ushetu Health Centre

Ushetu

Shinyanga

  1.  

Segese Dispensary

Msalala

Shinyanga

 The target is to reach 80% of eligible PLHIV women with Cervical screening services.

 

Table 2: showing CECAP performance during January – December 2017

Indicators

Total Achievement

Cascade %

Clients Screened through VIA

25,365

 

Clients with VIA +ve results

1,653

7%  (of Clients Screened through VIA)

Clients suspected to have cancer

342

21% (of Clients with VIA  +ve results)

Clients with large lesions

80

23% ( of clients suspected to have cancer)

Clients with VIA + and received Cryotherapy services

1,079

65% (of clients with VIA +ve results)

Clients received LEEP services

40

50% (of clients lesions )

HIV + clients benefited from CECAP services

11,268

44% (of screened through VIA)

 

A total of 25,365 of HIV positive women benefited from CECAP services. There is still low awareness of CECAP services at the community level and even among PLHIV. Among 1,653 clients with VIA positive only 1,079 (65%) received Cryotherapy services. A total of 80 women had large lesions, 40 of them received LEEP services. Plans to reach more women access cervical cancer services are such as awareness and education through radio, community outreach and healthcare provider initiatives.

 

 

What We Do

  • CIFF Reprogramming +

    Project Goal is to improve health services to prevent HIV transmission, increase identification of adolescents with HIV infection, and improve HIV care and treatment and retention for ALHIV in Tanzania.

  • Provision of Comprehensive HIV Care +

    The purpose of** Boresha Project** is to support comprehensive facility-based HIV testing, care, treatment and support service provision in 9 scale-up and 25 sustained districts in the five lake zone regions of Geita, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga. .

  • TB in the Mining Sector Programme +

    TB in mining sector (TIMS) project is funded by Global fund through Development Aid from People to People (ADPP - Mozambique). AGPAHI is a sub-recipient of ADPP Mozambique.The project target is to screen TB to approximately 30,000 mine workers and their families.

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