Increased Access To Quality Cervical Cancer Servic

20 07 2023

Increased Access To Quality Cervical Cancer Services in Kabudula Community, Lilongwe Rural in Malawi 

Project Main Objective

The main objective of the proposed project was to address issues around awareness, stigma and access to cervical cancer services in Malawi. 

Project outcomes

  • Improved access to information on cervical cancer services.
  • Enhanced capacity of duty bearers to advocate for better and quality Cervical cancer services.
  • Increased access to quality Cervical cancer screening and treatment services 

The project embarked on the following activities to achieve the overall objective:

  • Conducted formative research to understand traditional beliefs on causes, stigma, and treatment for cervical cancer. 
  • Developed Social Behavior Change and Communication materials, tools and strategy. This was aimed at bolstering local understanding/knowledge of cancer related issues so that the populace can access and utilize the cervical cancer services. 
  • Worked in close partnership with different key players such as Ministry of Health, influential leaders (religious, traditional administrative as well as political, youths and women) to influence policy change, and ensure that cancer services are available to the neediest and deserving persons.
  • Provided and facilitated outreach cervical cancer services. (These services were integrated with other Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) services.

Project grant was amounting to Euros 39,497.42. The project was implemented for 12 months starting from March 2020 to February, 2021. The project was implemented in Nsaru/Kabudula community in Lilongwe rural/district.

The 12 months project was funded by Amplify Change.