Moving Ghana from opportunistic to organised cervical precancer screening.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

The Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre (CCPTC) in Catholic Hospital, Battor working with the Jasikan District Health Directorate started the first organised cervical precancer screening in Ghana in two towns (Akaa and New Ayoma) in the Jasikan District of the Oti Region. So far some 488 women out of 1,176 (41.5% of eligible women) in the two towns have been screened.
We used HPV DNA testing and Visual Inspection with Acetic acid (VIA) for each woman.

Next week, the CCPTC together with the North Tongu District Health Directorate hope to start organised screening again in two towns (Fodzoku and Torgorme) in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
We shall be using the same approach we have used in the Jasikan District.

It is our hope that Ghana and other low (middle) income countries in the world will learn from our experiences and move from opportunistic to organised screening, giving a chance to every woman to have access to cervical precancer screening.


Friday, April 1, 2022

CCPTC alumni from Jasikan District begin first ever community-based organised (not opportunistic) cervical and breast cancer screening in Ghana in two towns



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