Malawi has among the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world. 80% of women in Malawi who are diagnosed with cervical cancer will die from it, because they learn about the cancer too late to benefit from treatment. Screening which is inexpensive and effective is key to decreasing cancer deaths because the disease can be identified early. However in Malawi, rates of screening are low, largely because women do not have correct information about cervical cancer causes, signs and treatment.
We developed an educational lesson delivered via ipad to increase women’s knowledge of cervical cancer causes, signs, and treatment, and to correct common myths and misperceptions. We also informed women
about the benefits of screening and where to obtain it.
Women responded well to the ipad-delivered lessons and their knowledge of cervical cancer improved significantly.
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