Connecting People Living with Chronic Diseases

Supporting the Will and Skills to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Health worker showing an illustrated chart to a client.

With support from Jhpiego and champions like Dr. Jean Claude Comoe, Côte d’Ivoire is building a sustainable cervical cancer prevention program. More than 36,000 women have benefited from a low-cost, effective screen-and-treat approach.

Protecting HIV-Positive Women from Cervical Cancer in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire—A dozen women are gathered in a spacious, first-floor room at Marcory Hospital one Tuesday, listening to a doctor and midwife explain the risks of cervical cancer and the screening services available at this city health facility. Seated among them is Irene, an HIV-positive mother who has returned to Marcory for her annual cervical cancer screening.