Tell, See & Treat Uganda

“Enjoying life, saving women from cervical cancer” (2017-2019) is a pilot project proposed to target the prevention of cervical cancer in Uganda, through the “Tell, See and Treat” methodology approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, but worldwide it is one of the leading causes of death in women. Most deaths occur in low- to middle-income countries, like Uganda. By visual inspection with a vinegar solution midwives can screen women in a low resource setting (no electricity for example) on precancerous lesions. If positive the woman is treated with cryotherapy (freezing with CO2/ N2O) according to the single visit, essential to avoid drop outs. The method is cost effective and relatively simple to train. Midwives – who have mostly an existing trusted relation with the community – can learn and perform the See & Treat.

With a total budget of € 174.500 the 3 years project will focus on at least 18.000 women in the age of 18-50 years living in the greater Kibaale (Kibaale, Kagadi and Kakumiro Districts) in Mid-western Uganda. The renowned Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) based in the pilot districts and Female Cancer Foundation will join forces and be the key implementing partners.