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CWGE Touts Cervical Cancer Screening

Chidothe Chidothe - pic by Christopher Sande

Center for Women and Girls Empowerment (CWGE) has intensified awareness on cervical cancer screening among girls and young women amid concerns that the disease is approximately claiming 4, 000 lives in the country every year.

Speaking to journalists a short while ago after sensitizing university girls in Blantyre, the organization’ executive Director Carol Chidothe Matale said consistent screening can assist to achieve early detection and save lives.

“Girls and young people need to be empowered with relevant knowledge on cervical cancer in order to save the future,” said Chidothe Matale.

She promised to put more efforts to make sure that the majority of girls and women are aware of the disease and ways to avoid it.

“We know that cervical cancer is being fueled by sexual activities, so we have to empower our girls and women to make better sexual decisions,” she explained.

The organization’ executive Director Carol Chidothe Matale says they decided to take a task of sensitizing communities including university female students on cervical cancer screening to empower them and save the future.

The executive director says the disease is claiming at least 4, 000 annually.

A nurse, Vera Kabanda and a Malawi university of Business and applied Science, MUBAS Sarah Chirwa have encouraged all rural girls and women to go for screening in order to save lives.

“I urge my fellow girls to avoid having multiple sexual partners, use condom and go for cervical cancer screening so as to be safe from the disease,” said MUBAS student Chirwa.

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