7161 - WHO's cervical cancer screening programmes:...

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WHO’s cervical cancer screening WHO’s cervical cancer screening programmes: managerial guidelines programmes: managerial guidelines by Naila Baig Ansari Research Fellow Dept. of Community Health Sciences The Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
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Who am I? Who am I? Education: MSc (Epidemiology), The Aga Khan University , 2001. Thesis: Care and feeding practices and their association with stunting among young children residing in Karachi-s squatter settlements BBA (Management), The College of William and Mary , Williamsburg, VA, USA, 1989 Research interest: Nutritional and behavioral epidemiology, methodological issues in dietary assessment methods, household food security and gender-related issues, care and feeding practices, management of data and questionnaire designing
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Learning Objectives Learning Objectives To understand the importance of establishing a cervical cancer screening programme To be familiar with the WHO recommended managerial factors to consider prior to setting up a screening programme To understand the concept of “downstaging” in terms of cervical cancer screening
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Performance Objectives Performance Objectives Know the managerial issues to consider when setting up a cervical screening program Understand the concept of downstaging and possible approaches of downstaging cervical cancer
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Introduction Introduction Cervical cancer is the 2 nd most common cancer among women globally Higher cervical cancer mortality in developing countries due to lack of effective screening programs
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Introduction Introduction High proportion of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage due to: Lack of knowledge among women of the relevance of symptoms Fatalistic attitude towards cancer and possibility of being cured Lack of availability of health care in rural areas Low priority of women’s health issues
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Managerial factors to consider when Managerial factors to consider when setting up a screening programme setting up a screening programme Formulation of
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