What is it about?

In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is the 2nd most prevalent among women of different ages, next to breast cancer. Cervical cancer screening is a very young service in Ethiopia. The uptake of this screening service is impeded by various factors, including the information about the availability of the service. As indicated in this study and evidence from the literature, young age is more beneficiaries of the service as they visit the health institution for other reproductive health services. We made a community-based study to address those women who are not in the reproductive age group but really in the problem and do not easily get the information about screening services.

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Why is it important?

It is important for local health planners to work on education and awareness creation interventions at the community level through health extension workers at different social events.


The majority of researchers from LMICS are not get published for a couple of reasons; one could be the scope which can be affected by the lack of funds to address to widen the scope. This study informed areas of intervention that can serve as a stepping stone for largescale research or contextualized at a national level to implement education intervention and awareness creation as a tool to increase cervical cancer screening uptake in different age groups.

Mulu Negawo
Ambo University

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This page is a summary of: Cervical cancer screening uptake and determinant factors among women in Ambo town, Western Oromia, Ethiopia: Community‐based cross‐sectional study, Cancer Medicine, October 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/cam4.4369.
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