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An assessment of the implementation of the provincial cervical screening programme in selected Primary Health Care Clinics in the Ilembe region, KwaZulu-Natal

M.N. Sibiya, L. Grainger
Curationis | Vol 30, No 1 | a1050 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v30i1.1050 | © 2007 M.N. Sibiya, L. Grainger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2007 | Published: 28 September 2007

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M.N. Sibiya, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
L. Grainger, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

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Abstract

Cervical cancer is almost completely preventable, yet it is the second most prevalent cancer amongst women in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in particular has a high mortality rate of cervical cancer and 1:40 women die from cancer of the cervix. Therefore, in 1997 a cervical screening policy and programme was implemented in the province. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the implementation of selected aspects of the Provincial cervical screening programme in selected Primary Health Care (PHC) clinics in Ilembe Region, KZN.

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