Cervical Cancer

Community Mobilization and Demand Creation for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Services in Iringa

To address these knowledge gaps, T-MARC is implementing a Project on Community Mobilization and Demand Creation for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Services in Iringa.  With support from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation through the Pink Ribbon, Red Ribbon Cervical Cancer initiative, the project will be implemented in five districts of Iringa region over a period of 18 months starting March of 2014.

The overall goal of the project is to reduce cervical cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in Iringa by mobilizing the community and having 10,000 women screened at static sites In contributing to this goal the project has three objectives:

  • Increase the awareness of cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment services in Iringa.
  • Increase the uptake of cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment services amongst women aged 30 to 49 years residing in Iringa.
  • Strengthen the capacity of Tanzanian CBOs and FBOs to develop, implement and sustain outreach interventions that significantly increase awareness and uptake levels for cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment services.

Project Summary

Intervention area(s): Cervical Cancer, HIV/AIDS

Objectives: Reduce Cervical Cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in Iringa region

Donor: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) through the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Cervical Cancer Initiative

Partner: Medical Women's Association of Tanzania (MEWATA), Wanawake na Maendeleo Foundation (WAMA), Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) and the Mbeya HIV/AIDS Network

Geographic focus: Iringa Region (Mufindi, Iringa Municipality, kilolo and Mafinga districts
Target Audience: Women aged 30 years

Activities: Awareness, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC), Mass Screening and Support for Treatment of Cervical Cancer cases, capacity building for CBO's and FBOS