PATH and BBC World have teamed up to produce a new documentary about the fight against cervical cancer in Uganda. The new episode in the BBC’s Kill or Cure? series follows Sarah Nyombi—a Ugandan member of Parliament, trained midwife, advocate for women’s health, and good friend of PATH—as she investigates the challenges of preventing and treating cervical cancer in Africa. Sarah also learns about exciting new opportunities for saving women’s lives, including vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV)—the primary cause of cervical cancer—and new, high-tech methods of HPV testing.
The documentary also features Dr. Aisha Jumaan, director of PATH’s HPV vaccine project, and Dr. Emmanuel Mugisha, who manages PATH’s cervical cancer prevention work in Uganda.
The half-hour film, developed for general audiences around the world, is currently scheduled to air on BBC World during the week of July 20, including:
- July 21, 8:30 p.m. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
- July 22, 1:30 p.m. GMT Asia Pacific only
- July 23, 4:30 p.m. GMT
- July 24, 2:30 a.m. GMT except in Asia Pacific/South Asia/Middle East
To find air times and to ensure that the broadcast times have not changed, please visit the BBC News online schedule. (Select your country, enter the timeframe July 20–25, download as a printer-friendly version, and search for “Kill or Cure.”)
BBC World is seen in more than 200 million households in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The film will be available on the RHO Cervical Cancer website beginning in August.
Posted July 13, 2009.