Cervical Cancer Fight: NGO Jhpiego Leads Battle in Tenkodogo

Cervical Cancer Fight: NGO Jhpiego Leads Battle in Tenkodogo

The NGO Jhpiego, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, organized an orientation and advocacy workshop for the benefit of leaders of customary, religious communities, health practitioners and district management teams of the Regional Directorate of Health. Center-east for cervical cancer screening. The official opening ceremony of the workshop took place this Wednesday, June 1, in Tenkodogo.

Cervical cancer is one of the diseases that affect women in Burkina Faso. To fight this incurable disease, according to the Central Director of Regional Health and Hygiene of the Central East, Dr. Issa Guiré, it is necessary to screen the cervix in order to prevent this disease and have a better support before the complication phase.

Launched in Burkina Faso in 2020, the Scale Up Cervical Cancer Elimination with Secondary Prevention Strategy (SUCCESS) project aims to screen 40,000 women and care for at least 80% of women tested positive for HPV. It therefore supports the strategy of the Ministry of Health and Public Health to combat uterine cancer.

According to Dr. Lynda Traoré, SUCESS project manager and representative of the country director of the NGO Jhpiego, the Tenkodogo workshop is an important step in the success of the fight against cervical cancer. . It will therefore allow participants to:

Have practical knowledge of general human papillomavirus and cervical cancer;

- Have hands-on knowledge of key application creation concepts;

- Know how to define and implement awareness-raising actions at Community level to strengthen the individual capacities of legal users on the issue of the CCU;

Jeanne Balima, president of the Servants of Christ Association, invites women to participate massively in the screening campaign.

- Learn how to develop strategies to optimize men’s involvement in the prevention of cervical cancer,

- Make commitments for better involvement of men in the prevention of cervical cancer;

- Understand the benefits of HPV vaccination;

- Supervise service delivery activities for screening for precancerous cervical lesions at the CHR level.

This one-day workshop, organized by the Regional Directorate of Health, in collaboration with the NGO Jhpiego, was combined with a campaign to screen and treat precancerous lesions for the benefit of women at 10 sites across the whole of the Central East region. At one of these sites in Tenkodogo, Jeanne Balima, president of the Association of Servants of Christ (ASC), came to participate in the precancerous lesion screening and treatment campaign. She urges women to be screened to prevent the disease, which kills women every year.

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