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Mombasa cervical cancer screening project

Objective

The MCCSP operational research project aims to address the important public health issue of screening for cervical cancer in developing countries through the assessment of different methods for cervical cancer screening (papanicolaou (PAP) smear, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and testing for human papilloma virus (HPV)) in field conditions as alternative screening methods for poor resource countries. The project will also evaluate the performance of the out-patient treatment methods loop electro excision procedure (LEEP) and cryotherapy in field conditions. A Community outreach approach will be used to try to enhance coverage of the at risk women for cervical pre-cancer. The research will be carried out in 5 primary health centres and one referral centre in Mombassa, Kenya.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GENT UNIVERSITY
Address
185,De Pintelaan 185 Uz
9000 Gent
Belgium

Participants (5)

FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE DEL MONTE TABOR - ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERE SCIENTIFICO
Italy
Address
Via Olgettina 60 Hsr Parco Scientifico
20132 Milano
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Kenya
Address
Sheetal Plaza, Mohdar Mohamed Habib Road
Monbasa
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Address
Mulago Hospital Complex, Suite 215, Mulago Hill Ka
Kampala
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Kenya
Address

2 Nairobi
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Kenya
Address
Kenyatta National Hospital
2 Nairobi