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Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide. However, the problem disproportionately affects women in developing countries and ranks as either the first or second most common cancer. (Pimple S,2016) Human papillomavirus (HPV), especially type 16 and ...
Her life in a slum in Nairobi At 23, Mercy Atieno has procured four unsafe abortions with the fourth one being nearly fatal. Mercy grew up in densely populated informal settlement in Nairobi. Access to basic needs was and still ...
Bilan* is a 17-year-old girl from Dire Dawa in Ethiopia. She is from the Somali community in Ethiopia. Her father and sister died leaving behind Bilan, her mother and grandmother. At the beginning of 2017, her mother and grandmother decided ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) participated in the 1st Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Women’s Parliamentary forum dubbed “Road 60/2: Ending HIV for women and girls” that was held on 5th and 6th July 2017 in Mahe ...
Melvin Ouyo is the Hospital Matron at Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) –Nairobi West clinic. The facility has been implementing the Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventative Therapy (CCSPT) –supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPFAR) Africa Region. Melvin shares ...
Kellen Mbabazi, 25, is married with two children aged 10 years and 4 years. She recently faced one of her greatest fears: getting screened for cervical cancer. “Cancer is a big deal in the community today. There are so many ...
One day, while going about her daily activities in her home area in Nakuru, Kenya, 26 year-old Teresia Wangui happened upon a group of people providing medical services. They particularly seemed to be targeting women and since she had a ...
My name is Enid Kajura from Karago, Bukuku in Uganda. I am 46 years old. For a long time, I had been experiencing irregular vaginal bleeding, discharge and lower abdominal pains which greatly worried me. I then decided to go ...