Screening for female cancer in rural Butajira, Ethiopia

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Organisation: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Partner country: Ethiopia
Partner organisations in partner country: School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University and Ethiopian Medical Association EMA
Cervical Cancer workshop in Butajira

This project aims to optimize sensitization and create awareness on female cancer screening and improve correct screening uptake among rural women of Ethiopia. The project will be implemented in a population of about 70,000 people in Butajira district, Southern Ethiopia. 18 Health extension workers, 6 nurses and hospital staff including 2 physicians will be adequately trained and perform the necessary procedures according to the Ministry of Health cancer control plan. This project will assess, analyze and optimize sensitization, awareness, uptake and adherence to the procedures. The results will be made available in the context of the National roll-out of the program. 

At the end of the project period we expect: 
- Women in nine rural villages of Butajira district are aware about female cancer and its screening. 
-Cervical and breast cancer screening is established and taken up by the eligible women in Butajira district. 
- Local health extension workers and nurses have the capacity to perform correct cervical cancer and breast screening. 
- A local cadre is in place to strengthen the service delivery through networking between community and facility level providers.
- A model rural service area is evaluated and strategies for sensitization and uptake are disseminated to relevant government and NGO stakeholders. 

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