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Evaluation of a 5-year cervical cancer prevention project in Indonesia: opportunities, issues, and challenges

Journal Article
(Published June, 2013)
Kim, Y.M. (Author),
Lambe, F.M. (Author),
Soetikno, D. (Author),
Wysong, M. (Author),
Tergas, A.I. (Author),
Rajbhandari, P. (Author),
Ati, A. (Author),
Lu, R. (Author)
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This article describes the 54 month collection of service record data in Indonesian health facilities diagnosing and treating cervical cancer. The 45 050 women screened during the project included 24.4% of the total female population in the target age group in the catchment area. Throughout the 5-year project, 83.1% of VIA-positive women sought cryotherapy. During the last 18 months of the project, after data collection tools were revised to more accurately reflect when cryotherapy was received, 13% of women were treated on the same day that they were screened. Among the 74% of women treated within 1 month of screening, the mean interval between screening and treatment was 7.2 days. As cervical cancer prevention services are scaled up throughout Indonesia, changes in the service delivery model and program management are needed to increase screening coverage, promote a single-visit approach, and ensure the quality of services.

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Kim Y-M, Lambe FM, Soetikno D, Wysong M, Tergas AI, Rajbhandari P, et al. Evaluation of a 5-year cervical cancer prevention project in Indonesia: opportunities, issues, and challenges. The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research. 2013;39(6):1190-9