Promotion of prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer among women in the regions of Samegrelo and Shida Kartli
- Identification number: CzDA-GE-2010-5-12191
- Total anticipated budget: 10 871 261 CZK
- Implementation period: 2011-2014
- Project location: Georgia
- Sector: Health
- Grant, public tender and budgetary measure within the project:
Implementing Partner: Caritas Czech Republic
Budget for 2011: 3 937 614 CZK
Budget for 2012: 3 485 443 CZK
Budget for 2013: 3 035 658 CZK
Budget for 2014: 412 546 CZK
The project aims to promote prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer among women living in the regions of Samegrelo and Shida Kartli. Both areas are characterized by a large percentage of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Women living in both regions, particularly in rural areas (including IDPs) are the target group. The intervention is linked to the health projects implemented by Czech Development Agency in 2009. Within these projects, the agency was involved in both these regions and started to work in the field of oncology. The agency also started to cooperate with three partner organizations of the present project.
The first outcome of the project is to increase general awareness of cancer. Women but also men in the target locations will be able to improve their knowledge about cancer issues, such as healthy lifestyle as a mean of cancer prevention, the symptoms that require further medical examination or the services provided by the health system in Georgia.
The second outcome of the project is to contribute to the early detection of breast cancer and cervical cancer. The project aims at systematic approach involving all three levels of Georgia’s health care: primary, secondary and tertiary levels. At primary level, the responsible partner institution will establish contacts with selected village health centres (so called ambulatories). The ambulatories will be equipped with necessary equipment and materials, and the staff will be provided with training on prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer. As a result, the patients will be able to receive further diagnosis, in particular through mobile clinics that will visit the villages once a month. If necessary, patients will be able to receive further examinations in the regional branches of the National Cancer Centre in Zugdidi and Gori (secondary level). Staff of both branches will increase their professional knowledge through a training provided within the project. Women who will need follow-up medical care will be sent to the National Cancer Centre in Tbilisi (tertiary care).