Client Satisfaction Soars from a Positive Intervention
Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor of the cervix affecting the lower part of the uterus and it is one of the leading causes of death in women. It occurs mostly in women over 30 years. It is a condition that can have no symptoms but some people may experience pain in the pelvis, pain during sex, bleeding after sexual intercourse and abnormal bleeding per vagina.
There are so many ways of treatment which includes chemotherapy, cryotherapy, surgery such as hysterectomy, cervicectomy, and others depending on the stage of the condition.
Women’s Health to Wealth, is an NGO seeking to ensure that women aged 25 to 55 years undergo annual preventive health screening and also ensure quality, affordable and effective treatment for anomalies detected through the screening among others.
For the past three years, women between the stated age are screened to detect early any abnormalities that can lead to cancer of the cervix. The women are screened for this condition by Visual Inspection of the cervix by applying 5% Acetic Acid (VIA) on the cervix and inspecting for signs of any pre-cancerous cells. Women found to be VIA Positive were referred to Kumasi South Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for management.
To alleviate the struggle and stress that these women had to go through when referred to these facilities for cryotherapy, Women’s Health to Wealth has purchased a Cryotherapy machine that takes care of women who are VIA positive (and require cryotherapy )at an affordable and convenient cost. This service is not limited to WHW referral only but also to many women who require cryotherapy referred from other from other public facilities.
Indeed, this is has come as a great help to women who previously had to wait out an average of 4 to 6 months to be scheduled for cryotherapy at the regional hospital that was the main and cheapest source for this treatment. Clients can now have the treatment provided at suitable cost within 10 days after the diagnosis. The staff of Women’s Health to Wealth and especially clients are thankful to the management for this initiative as it has yielded very positive results in terms of client and job satisfaction
Beatrice Nyamekye (Health Coordinator).