Cancer is the world’s leading cause of death, and among women in Africa cervical cancer is the most common malignancy and has the highest rate of cancer-related deaths.
With the support of the U.S. President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, local governments and other international partnerships, the CIDRZ African Centre of Excellence for Women’s Cancer Control (ACEWCC) has developed a successful and effective programme to rapidly scale-up access to cervical cancer detection and treatment in Zambia, and within Africa.
The ACEWCC has designed this training manual to help healthcare providers develop and manage cervical cancer prevention programmes in their resource-constrained settings. Over 300 images accompany easy-to-read, comprehensive text covering cervical cancer epidemiology, clinical procedures and programme management.
The manual is accompanied by an eLearning course and interested trainees are encouraged to obtain clinical skills during a practicum at the ACEWCC in Lusaka, Zambia, as only qualified providers with practical training should offer clinical care. More information about the Training Manual, the eLearning course, and practicums can be found at the CIDRZ African Centre of Excellence for Women’s Cancer Control website www.acewcc.org