Response to health services impresses medical staff

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Response to health services impresses medical staff


Livingstone, January 27, ZANIS——–Mosi-O-Tunya Clinic Sister in Charge, Selina Tembo has expressed happiness over the response to cervical cancer screening being undertaken by women in Livingstone.


Ms Tembo revealed that she attends to an average of 12 people per day, adding that this development was encouraging.


She further stated that the clinic was frequented by members of the community seeking information on cervical cancer and what caused it.


In an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone today, Ms Tembo however, said only those who were 17 years and above were screened for the deadly disease because the clinic had no equipment to cater for girls below 17 years.


Cervical cancer is the abnormal growth of cells on the cervix.


According to the African Center of Excellence Women’s Cancer Control, Zambia has the second highest incidence rates of cervical cancer in the world.


On 1st July 2013, government through the Ministry of Health opened a cervical cancer clinic in Livingstone to offer services of cancer screening and also provide health education on how best women can prevent the disease.