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UHSPA-UGANDA scales up cervical cancer campaign
Monitor Online | Opinions | Keep focus on cervical cancer25 Oct 2009 ... Keep focus on cervical cancer. Editorial. The Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Uganda last week raised a red flag that the.....
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Uganda: Fighting Cervical Cancer
19 October 2009
Kampala — The country's health infrastructure is overwhelmed by the number of women seeking cervical cancer tests, a gynecology seminar heard in Kampala on Friday.
If detected early, both conditions can be treated, but experts said although many women report early to health facilities with abdominal pains, most medical officers treat them with antibiotics, because they are not able to identify the problem.
The experts also heard that by the time patients go to referral hospitals, the cases are in advanced stages and life threatening.
"Many NGOs have sensitised women on the need for tests, but most of the cases are poorly-handled. Some medical staff confuse them with Sexually Transmitted infections," Dr Judith Ajeani from Mulago Hospital said.
She said there is need to train, equip and create dry laboratories in teaching hospitals and universities to train medical students and orient those in service on detecting and treating cervical cancer conditions.
The seminar was jointly organised by the Aga Khan University Hospital-Nairobi and the Association of Uganda Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Over 70 experts shared experiences and devised means to scale up interventions.
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