Cervical Cancer Prevention for Women Living with HIV

In Mozambique, MCHIP supported cervical cancer prevention and provided technical support to the Ministry of Health to finalize the development of performance standards for integrated family planning (FP) and cervical cancer prevention (CECAP). The technical support also included revision of the national maternal, newborn and child health registers for data collection. The Program supported the National Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention and Control Program to expand visual inspection of the cervix after an application of acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy services, bringing the total number of health facilities offering integrated CECAP/FP services from 17 to 82 during the period April 2011 to March 2013. During this same period, 326,345 women received integrated services for FP/breast and cervical cancer prevention, and 46,439 women were reached with VIA services.