The WKCCPP Project, implemented from 2000 to 2004, was a collaborative effort to develop and evalulate a model cervical cancer prevention program suitable for rural, low-resource settings in Africa. During the life of the project nearly 2,400 women were screened using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), visual screening using Lugol's iodine (VILI), and a combination of both screening tests, followed by cryotherapy. WKCCPP clearly demonstrated that cervical cancer prevention services based on these tests can be established and sustained in rural Kenya with relatively modest start-up requirements and support. With commitment at national and local levels, an affordable and effective cervical cancer prevention service could be phased in over the next five to ten years, and thousands of women's lives could be spared.

Author(s): Tsu V; Lewis K; Bignham A; Levin C; Sellors J

Corporate author(s): ACCP; EngenderHealth; JHPIEGO; IARC; PATH; PATH; Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO); Kenya Cancer Association (KECANSA)

Publication date: 2004

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Related regions: Africa

See also: Reproductive health > Cervical cancer prevention

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