This project will take place as a medical outreach in 3 remote communities where poor rural women will be screened for free for Cervical Cancer and free treatment provided for positive patients to prevent maternal deaths for these persons. Cervical cancer is the 4th leading cause of Maternal deaths in developing countries but with early detection and treatments, these deaths are preventable making women to be healthier & enables them to contribute to the war against poverty in their communities
Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in developing countries, even though effective screening interventions exist. There were 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide in 2018, and 87 percent occurred in less developed regions. An estimated 445,000 new cases of cervical cancer occur in developing countries each year. Sadly most women are not aware about this Public health menace hence the need for a community health program to sensitize women about this
We will carry out health awareness in target communities where women will be informed about Cervical Cancer. Medical Outreaches will then be held where women will be screened for free and positive patients provided with free medical treatments and medications to prevent possible maternal mortality and morbidity
Within the first 3 months of implementation, we intend to have screened 500 women for Cervical Cancer and provide free treatments to a minimum of 50 positive patients. In 12 months, we intend to have educated 2,000 rural women of reproductive age the dangers of Cervical cancer and the benefits of voluntary screening and early detection as an approach to improve Maternal health in the target communities.