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Challenges and Progress of Policies on Cervical Cancer in South Africa

Jordaan S1*, Michelow P2, Simoens C3and Bogers J3

1Department of Cytology, National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa

2NHLS and Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

3Laboratory of Cell Biology and Histology, University of Antwerp, Belgium

*Corresponding Author:
Suzette Jordaan
Department of Cytology
National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27725477967
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 05, 2017; Accepted date: February 20, 2017; Published date: February 28, 2017

Citation: Jordaan S, Michelow P, Simoens C, Bogers J (2017) Challenges and Progress of Policies on Cervical Cancer in South Africa. Health Care Current Reviews 5:188. doi:10.4172/2375-4273.1000188

Copyright: © 2017 Jordaan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Abstract

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in South African women but the most frequently encountered cancer in black women. In 2000, the South African Department of Health launched a national cervical screening program. However, this has not been fully implemented because of the chronic shortage of health care workers and a lack of essential medical equipment. In addition, there is also a high burden of infectious diseases in this country. South Africa has the largest expanding HIV burden in the world and it is estimated that 6.3 million people in South Africa were living with HIV in 2013, representing 18% of all people living with HIV worldwide. The high prevalence of HIV complicates the situation as HIV-infected women have greater rates of pre-invasive and invasive cervical cancer rates. In April 2011 the South African government launched the HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) campaign, a new national drive to encourage people to know their HIV status and access counseling and treatment, including cervical screening. A universal test and treat (UTT) strategy was adopted in September 2016 after research showed that this type of program will reduce the chance of HIV transmission. The South African National Department of Health will soon announce and implement a new cervical cancer control policy. Over the past few years, the South African Department of Health has introduced several new policies regarding HIV testing and care, and plans to introduce a new cervical screening policy shortly. This overview discusses the progress as well as challenges the South African department of health has with the various programs.

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