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F2 Quality Assurance of Nurse Provider Led Cervical Cancer Screening in Nigeria.

Adebamowo, Clement; Almujtaba, Maryam; Modibbo, Zahra; Olaniyan, Olayinka; Blattner, William
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: April 2012
doi: 10.1097/01.qai.0000413815.27179.9c

Background: Cervical cancer (CC) is most common female cancer in Africa and in those with HIV.1,2 Its prevalence has remained stable or increasing and it has complex interactions with HIV.3,4 Current screening programs can reduce all-cause mortality but implementation in LMIC is hobbled by lack of infrastructure, money and personnel. Nurse provider led, minimal visit programs offer opportunity to reduce CC morbidity/mortality in LMIC.5 We evaluate the quality assurance such programs at 2 HIV treatment sites in Nigeria.

Materials and Methods: CC screening programs using nurse providers, VIA, digital camera cervicography, treatment by cold coagulation was implemented in Abuja. QA was provided by Gynecologist and based on weekly review of cervicographs.

Results: Table shows results from Aug 2010 to July 2011.

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