Client Satisfaction Soars from a Positive Intervention

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 though some  may experience pain in the pelvis, pain during sex, bleeding after sexual intercourse and abnormal bleeding from the vagina.

Management of this condition includes chemotherapy, cryotherapy, surgery such as hysterectomy, cervicectomy and others depending on the stage of the disease.

Over the past three years, 3456 women in the reproductive age in 70 communities spread over seven districts of the Ashanti region  were screened by Women’s Health to Health through the mobile clinic program  to detect early 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  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 to go through when referred to these facilities for cryotherapy, Women’s Health to Wealth has purchased a Cryotherapy machine to manage women who are VIA positive  and require cryotherapy  in an efficient stress free manner at an affordable cost.  . This service is not limited to referrals from WHW mobile clinics   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  Kumasi South 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.


Story By

Beatrice Nyamekye (Health Coordinator).