Namibia: State Hospitals Prepare to Begin Screen-and-Treat for Cervical Cancer

[Namibia Economist] Former American President, George W. Bush and his wife arrived in Namibia last weekend to cement agreements with local health service providers for extended support under the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief.
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By Mary Goodluck Mndeme , Communications officer, IntraHealth International Mary Goodluck Mndeme, Communications Officer for IntraHealth, speaks to Hamisi Kuya about his VMMC experience.November 01, 2019One morning in May 2019, I met Hamisi Kuya (36), a father of two who received voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services through IntraHealth International.Hamisi lives near Kagera, in the northwestern corner of Tanzania, where he has been working at the Kagera Sugar Plantation for some years.In his area, like in many communities in the region, many people believe that the VMMC procedure is very painful and take...
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FINDINGSBased on a 2017 rate of vaccination against HPV among a group of California 20-year-olds, researchers estimate that this group is at risk for an excess of 1,352 cases of cancer that could be prevented with a 99.5% vaccination rate. Treatment for these preventable cancers would cost the health care system $52.2 million. The size of the group was 296,525 people, the approximate number of 20-year-olds in California in 2017.BACKGROUNDHuman papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and is linked to seven types of cancer: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, rectal, anal...
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UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
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July 23, 2018A simple procedure is lowering the risk for thousands of couples in  Tanzania.Twenty-one-year-old Khadija Butemi was doing her morning chores when she heard an announcement through a loudspeaker passing by on the nearby country road.There was a campaign going on, it said, for men who wanted to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). She immediately thought of her husband, a 22-year-old fisherman, who was down by the lake fishing.The couple lives with their two-year-old daughter in Nansio, a remote village on the island of Ukerewe, Tanzania. VMMC isn ’t routinely offered in the area, and ...
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[Monitor] Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death for HIV positive women in Uganda. This is because they report with the cancer at a very late stage according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI).
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By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
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Barely ten years ago, 350,000 completely preventable AIDS deaths occurred in South Africa because of their president’s obstinacy. He recommended that women treat their HIV with beetroot and lemon juice. It’s hard to believe until you realize the same thing just happened here. HJ Resolution 43 was just signed into law by President Trump, giving states the ability to reject federal grants (called Title X grants) to family planning providers and clinics that help low-income patients receive physical exams, labs, prescriptions, contraception, mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, and — yes — referrals...
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The genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) affecting males and females in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017a). It is estimated that 79 million individuals are infected with HPV, and 14 million Americans become newly infected with HPV each year (CDC, 2016). HPV can be contracted through vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse, as well as by skin-to-skin contact, and can cause cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, and oral cancers.
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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Former US President, Mr George W. Bush has applauded Botswana for being a leader in helping its people deal with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer.
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[L'Express] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life found itself in the centre of a controversy recently when it introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for teenage girls in schools. The vaccine, which is said to keep cervical cancer at bay, is also believed to be associated with some serious side effects. Weekly caught up with the acting director of the Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Shahina Aboobakar to talk about this issue.
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