"One woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes, making it one of the greatest threats to women's health. Each one is a tragedy but it doesn’t have to be this way. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer. Our challenge is to ensure that all girls are vaccinated against HPV and that every woman over 30 is screened and treated for pre-cancerous lesions. To achieve that, we need innovative technologies and strategies. We cannot succeed without all of you. Please join us in making cervical cancer history." - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, May 2018.
In Malaysia, six women die from cervical cancer every day. Despite cervical screening being accessible by most women, the majority of women in Malaysia do not undergo regular cervical screening. Program ROSE is a novel and innovative research program that aims to make cervical screening more acceptable and convenient to women. It prioritizes women's needs by integrating the latest advances in screening and mobile technology. Instead of the conventional pap smear obtained by a healthcare professional, involving a pelvic examination, Program ROSE offers women the choice of using a self-swab- a quick, convenient and effective approach to enable molecular tests to be undertaken followed by prompt delivery of results straight to the patient's mobile phone.
Program ROSE aims to demonstrate that more women will attend screening with fewer women being lost for follow-up, ultimately reducing the incidence of cervical cancer.
Your donation will help accelerate the expansion and evaluation of this novel screening strategy, resulting in rapid implementation of this program in Malaysia
'Our vision is a cervical cancer free future for Malaysian women'
Please join us in making cervical cancer history!