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Impact of COVID-19 on Cervical Cancer Screening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

April 26, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


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The International Cancer Screening Network will host a webinar to learn about, and reflect on, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cervical cancer screening, specifically in low- and middle-income countries, where people are at an increased risk for cervical cancer.

A keynote presentation from Dr. Partha Basu, deputy branch head of the Early Detection, Prevention, and Infections Branch at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, will provide a high-level overview of global issues and the possible impact on achieving World Health Organization cervical cancer elimination goals, as well as learning from a specific screening context. This will be followed by presentations from cancer screening practitioners working in different settings, and reporting on local programs and adaptations to COVID-19. They include Ms. Jane Matambo, manager of cancer screening services at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Dr. Muluken Gizaw, assistant professor from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and Dr. Karla Alfaro, medical director at Basic Health International in El Salvador.

The webinar will be interactive with time for Q&A and Mentimeter polling of participants.