Constance Opoku, MBChB
Nominated From: University of Michigan
Research Site: Ghana
Research Area: Cervical Cancer Prevention
Primary Mentor: Kathy Spangenberg
A Hospital Based Cervical Cancer Screening Study with an Integrated Approach
This project seeks to find out available knowledge and perception of cervical cancer among women in the reproductive age group in Northern Ghana. It also finds out the acceptability of integrating cervical cancer screening with existing reproductive health services.
Cervical cancer remains the top female cancer in a significant number of developing countries but screening rates remain low in these places and very few of these countries have a national screening programme in place. Boosting screening rates by incorporating cervical cancer screening in pre-existing highly subscribed reproductive health services, would be an innovative way to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this preventable cancer
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- Dr K. Gold
- Dr E.N.L Browne
- Dr D. Kolbilla
- Dr Kathy Spangenberg
- Cheryl Moyer