PATH's Cervical Cancer Prevention Action Planner

Determine whether cervical cancer control is a priority in your country

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Assess cervical cancer disease burden in the country and assess potential impact of the interventions

Contact local cancer registries and talk with experts.

Review World Health Organization country reports.

Read the literature.

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Assess the potential impact of additional services

Determine what additional services are priorities for adolescents and for adult women.

Identify potential allies interested in those interventions.

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Explore partnerships to increase impact

Seek to align your activities with the national cancer control strategy and with other groups.

Meet with key interested parties (ministry of health,
groups working on cancer, reproductive health, adolescent health, etc.).

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Analyze the decision-making process

Discuss with key informants: How are health resources allocated? How to move the cervical cancer agenda forward? Will decentralization affect decision-making or service provision?

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Assess policies for adolescent vaccination and adult screening

Do they exist? Are they outdated?

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Assess political support for interventions

Discuss benefits/challenges with key decision-makers.

What is the public perception of disease risk?

Conduct focus group discussions with NGOs and others.

Consider potential cultural issues.

Consider equity/Millennium Development Goal issues.


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