Telehealth for Cervical Cancer Screening and Care

At a glance:

Partners:

Zambian Health Informatics Association (ZHIA),

Urunana Development Communications,

University of Rwanda,

SEI-Africa

DSV/Stockholm University

When?

Jan 2016 and onwards

Where?

Kenya, Rwanda & Zambia

Thematic Area?

Health

ICTs:

Telehealth solution to be determined

Telehealth for Cervical Cancer Screening

This multi-country project explores the use of telehealth solutions for earlier detection and better treatment options for cervical cancer. The project aim is to align to national health initiatives and specific campaigns. Baseline studies included policy makers, medical doctors, clinicians, patient representatives, insurance companies and other key stakeholders to inform the following stages.

Challenges to address

Cervical cancer mortality rates in East and Southern Africa are among the highest in the world. One of the reasons is that the disease is detected late, which means that treatment options are more limited and less effective. Women living with HIV are four times as vulnerable to cervical cancer and resource poor and hard-to-reach communities often lack access to the needed expertise early enough.

Project stages

The project is devided into four stages as shown in the illustration below. Stage 1 was completed in 2016 and stage 2 has commenced in 2017.

Partners

Zambia Health Informatics Association (ZHIA)

Zambia Health Informatics Association is a not-for-profit organisation focusing on health informatics and advocates for e-health development.

http://zhiazambia.org/

Urunana Development Communications

Urunana Development Communications is an organisation working with public health through radio shows and community engagement.

www.urunanadc.org

Stockholm Environment Institute Africa (SEI-Africa)

SEI-Africa  has a mission to support close collaboration with African organisations and networks on key environmental and development issues.

https://www.sei-international.org/africa

DSV, Stockholm University

The Department of Computer and Systems Science at Stockholm university is the oldest and largest ICT department in Sweden. It is also the largest department of Stockholm university.

www.dsv.su.se/en