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85% Of Cervical Cancer Deaths Occur In Low- To Middle-Income Countries, WHO’s Cancer Agency…

U.N. News Centre: Low- and middle-income countries bear disproportionate burden of cervical cancer — U.N. agency “Noting that cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations health agency underlined the importance of vaccinating girls against the cancer-causing virus…More

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Friday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gap

The Pap smear, colposcopy, biopsy. These are proven lifesavers that screen women for cervical cancer, but only for the women who can access them. For hundreds of millions of women in low and middle income countries (LMICs), these technologies and treatment innovations (such as CryoPen and thermal coagulation) are expensive, hard to deliver, and often […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slumsMeet a period piece designed to bust taboos ;

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Smartphone Technology Could Improve Access To Cervical Cancer Screening For Women In Poor,…

Global Health NOW: In Cervical “Selfies,” A Solution “…[A new smartphone] innovation, by Israeli based firm MobileODT, is a compact medical device that comprises a powerful microscope and lighting. It incorporates an Android enabled mobile phone that takes a photograph of the cervix. This non-intrusive system enhances visual assessment (EVA) while storing a digital copy,…More

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Healthy markets: essential to improving health and saving lives

This post is part of the#MarketsMatter expert blog roundup. Read more stories here. Healthy markets are critical for improving global health. Why? Because too often, lifesaving health products, such as medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and medical devices, do not reach those who need them most.

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Happiness personified: big goals and big smiles

Wherever PATH is working to bring health to the people and communities we serve, we try very hard to make smiles a regular part of every day. Smiles mean that people are happy. And a big guffaw? Well, that’s just priceless. Another way we can generate even more smiles and happiness is by reaching the […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories3 contraceptive choices that give women controlPATH reaffirms commitment to the Democratic Republic of the CongoLifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need them ;

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Effects of State Cervical Cancer Insurance Mandates on Pap Test Rates

Objective To evaluate the effects of state insurance mandates requiring insurance plans to cover Pap tests, the standard screening for cervical cancer that is recommended for nearly all adult women.

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Correlates of women’s intentions to be screened for human papillomavirus for cervical cancer…

High-risk HPV DNA testing has been proposed as a primary tool for cervical cancer screening (HPV-CCS) as an alternative to the Papanicolaou cytology- method.

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Beliefs, perceptions and health-seeking behaviours in relation to cervical cancer: a…

Background: Cervical cancer remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda.

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IntraHealth International Project Trains HCWs To Screen For Cervical Cancer Among Kenyan Women

IntraHealth International’s “Vitals”: Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya Peter Abwao, a communications and knowledge management officer for the FUNZOKenya Project at IntraHealth International in Kenya, discusses the project’s efforts to “train health workers to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who live with HIV” (2/1).

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Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya

While cancer hasn’t previously been considered a major health problem in most African countries, it has emerged as a leading cause of death, especially among women of reproductive age. In Kenya, it’s the third-highest cause of morbidity, according to the Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations, just after infectious and cardiovascular diseases, respectively.And although the government of Kenya has listed cancer screening as a priority in all public health facilities across the country, a shortage of health workers who have the right skills for cancer screening has slowed this program down.As a woman, the training opened my eyes to the dangers of cervical cancer. That’s why IntraHealth International’s FUNZOKenya Project is helping train health workers to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who live with HIV. (Among Kenyan women, breast and cervical cancers are the most common.)Priscilla Ng’ang’a, 33, is one of those health workers.

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Lifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need them

In Peru’s northern La Libertad Region lies the bustling metropolis of Trujillo, a city known for its moderate climate, pre-Columbian archaeological sites, and lively culture. The surrounding rural areas are also well known for their exports of artichokes, asparagus, sugar cane, and a variety of agricultural products. By many accounts, La Libertad is a diverse […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: can companies make money and do good?7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier placeA condom for women, a diaphragm, and an all-in-one injectable contraceptive: what do they have in common? ;

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Smart Solution #4: careHPV Test

In this series we’re profiling PATH solutions and technologies that benefitted from donors like you. Today we’re featuring careHPV™. What is the careHPV Test? What if women could “sample” themselves for cervical cancer?

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Rallying a coalition to defeat cervical cancer

Editor’s note: David Fleming is our vice president of Public Health Impact at PATH. Although cervical cancer has been nearly eliminated as a cause of death in the United States, around the world more than 250,000 women will die from this disease in 2016. The vast majority of them will be poor, live in Africa, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCelebrating 35 years of innovation in VietnamSmart Solution #1: Sayana® PressClimate change and the egg: new thinking for a planet in crisis ;

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As Myanmar changes, PATH is here

From the PATH office in Yangon, located in a modern seven-story condo building, I look down on a busy thoroughfare choked with buses and cars, and across a skyline of apartment rooftops increasingly dotted with cellular antennas and satellite dishes. But we can also see a simple outdoor vegetable market where I often stop, like many locals, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMonks, mobile phones, and motorbikes: tradition and change in SE AsiaWhat innovation really looks likePhilanthropy: the fuel that powers lifesaving innovation ;

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