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dc.contributor.authorOchomo, Edwin O
dc.contributor.authorAtieli, Harrysone
dc.contributor.authorGumo, Sussy
dc.contributor.authorOuma, Collins
dc.description.abstractGlobally, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 530,000 new cases in 2012, representing 7.5% of all female cancer deaths. Of the estimated more than 270,000 deaths from cervical cancer every year, more than 85% occur in less developed regions. In sub-Saharan Africa, 34.8 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed per 100,000 women annually, and 22.5/100,000 women die from the disease. Despite the magnitude of this problem, Kenya still has a screening rate of 3.2%; therefore, cervical cancer prevalence has not been established. Community Health Volunteers (CHV) are required to create demand for screening in the community and capture this in the Ministry of Health (MOH) reporting tool MOH 514. The objective of this study was to determine the knowledge of risk factors, signs and symptoms of cervical cancer and screening services' …en_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.titleAssessment of community health volunteers’ knowledge on cervical cancer in Kadibo Division, Kisumu County: a cross sectional surveyen_US

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