ENLIGHTENMENT CAMPAIGN ON CERVICAL CANCER CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Enlightenment campaign on cervical cancer conceptual framework is the identification and categorization of processes or steps to constitute free cervical cancer screening and Vaccination Center in order to render help to women with this aspect of health.
Pictorial representation/illustrative graphics of the framework include:
The purpose of recruitment is to increase the number of women in priority populations receiving clinical screening services by raising awareness, addressing barriers, motivating women to use these screening services. Raising awareness through public education involves the systematic design and delivery of clear consistent messages about Cervical Cancer and the benefits of early detection using a variety of outreach and in reach strategies to promote the clinical services for programme eligible women.
Outreach relies on comprehensive, tailored, population-specific strategies designed to reach and bring women from priority populations into clinical screening services. In reach involves approaching programme-eligle priority women who are using other health services and recruiting them into ECCC programme.
The essential elements of recruitment are:
- Obtaining inputs from partners including representatives from priority population groups in assessing needs and developing comprehensive plans for public education, outreach and in reach.
Developing or revising as needed, a public education and comprehensive outreach work plan that includes an appropriate mix of broad-based awareness-raising, community education and one on one outreach strategies.
- Developing and using methods to evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive outreach and in reach strategies, as public education messages in recruiting women for screening.
- Placing priority for using programme resources on implementing activities that are most effective in recruiting eligible women from priority populations, for screening.
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT (project sustainability)
Sali Hoe Foundation is not just interested in this generation but also the generation unborn, therefore a lot of measures would be put in place to ensure that the organization stands the test of time. These measures include but are not limited to:
- To establish a zonal office in the six geo political zones in Nigeria with a headquarters in Abuja.
- To partner with other organizations, institutions, and the different levels of government in Nigeria.
- To review annually the programme and projects of the organization and ascertain if it is in accordance with its aims and objectives.
- To periodically air on the electronic media the success and challenges of the organization.
- To channel the funds of the organization into other areas of need.
- Professional development activities in the ECCC programme are designed to improve the ability of Health Care Providers to screen and diagnose cervical cancer so that women receive appropriate and high quality screening and diagnostic services. Related activities include increasing the impact of the programme on cervical cancer mortality and improving provider’s performance in following up on abnormal screening results.
- A good number of youth/graduates/professionals would be mobilized and trained to become resource persons for ECCC programmes.
There would be need to measure the degree of success of the organization and her programme to ascertain its chances of survival. The following tools would be used to measure the success of the project at every stage.
- Feedback from women who have undergone treatment/numbers of established cervical cancer screening centres.
- The percentage of women that are informed (enlightened) and screened.
- The number of youth/graduates/professionals that would be mobilized and trained to become resource persons for the ECCC programme.
- Comments from health institutions and governments.
- Letters of appreciation received.
- The number of request for support and collaboration received.
- Press reports as well as commentaries in the electronic and print media.
The collection, analysis and use of quality data are essential for guiding programme efforts, to meet CDC’s data management expectations, a grantee is required to:
- Establish and maintain a data system for collecting, editing and managing the data needed to track women for re-screening, diagnostic and treatment services.
- ECCC programme will establish mechanisms for reviewing and assessing the
- Completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data collected.
- Establish protocols to ensure the security and confidentiality of all data collected.
- ECCC programme will collaborate with other existing systems to collect and analyse population-based information on Cervical cancer including incidence and mortality rates, cancer stage at diagnosis and demographic profile of cancer patients.
The ECCC programme will provide guidance on quality assurance and improvement methods that use data to identify training needs, to improve services and ultimately ensure women receive high quality care.
The overreaching intent of quality assurance and improvement (QA/Q!) activities is to:
- Ensure the quality of services delivered through the ECCC programme.
- Promote best-practice outcomes as benchmarks for improving clinical services for programme women.
Screening and diagnostic services are the ‘heart’ of the programme. ECCC encompasses Six different activities: Awareness, screening, vaccine, re-screening, case management, follow-up care. These activities work together to ensure that women in the program receive timely and appropriate follow-up.
Healthy Nigerian Women
The organization intends to raise funds through the following means:
- Launching appeal fundraising activities.
- Gifts and donations from philanthropists and corporate organizations in and outside Nigeria.
- Donations from international organizations and other international bodies.
- Donations from federal, state and local governments in Nigeria.
- Internally generated revenues i.e proceeds from her publications, and other cancer related materials.
Partnerships is critical to Sali Hoe Foundation’s control efforts. For us to achieve a successful ECCC programme we need committed partners who will contribute their resources and expertise to the activities of the programme.
The core activities in ECCC programme are public education (enlightenment/awareness campaign) screening and diagnostic, Services (Vaccination), case management, tracking and follow up care. The free cervical cancer screening and Vaccination Center is paramount for the execution of these activities and can only be achieved when committed partners contribute towards it and with the purpose of achieving an end results– “Healthy women”
Our targets for year 2022 is to have 30% of young girls of about 15-18 of age fully vaccinated with the HPV vaccine, 30% of woman screened using an automated machine by age 30 again at 40, also 30% of women with pre/invasive cancer treated or manage in the center.
Further targets by 2025, what we want to see includes:
1.A 30% reduction in incidence of cervical cancer in Nigeria.
2. 100% of women told about Sali Hoe Free Cervical Cancer Screening and Vaccination center with their free screening invitation.
3. 66% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer will benefit from our free case management (free treatment).
4. Cervical screening coverage to reach 80% of women in Nigeria.
5. HPV vaccination coverage to get to 92% of women in Nigeria.
How to get there with six key objectives:
1.Ensure everyone affected by cervical cancer has access to the best treatment, support and information.
2. Ensure significantly greater numbers of women eligible for cervical screening or the HPV vaccination really understand the importance of cervical cancer prevention, making an informed choice and taking up the offer.
3. Run targeted national campaigns to see improvements and change in health policy and practice.
4. Champion quality in local health practice to promote and ensure access to the best cervical cancer prevention and treatment programmes.
5. Build and foster partnerships in Nigeria and worldwide that will enable us have the greatest impact possible.
6. Double sustainable funding by 2025.
These targets are challenging but we have our vision of a society completely free of cervical cancer in mind, we are determined to get there