By providing education on cervical cancer, its causes and symptoms, and the importance of early detection, ECCWP is empowering women in Vanuatu to take control of their health and well-being. Through education and training, healthcare providers are also able to provide better quality services to their patients, resulting in improved health outcomes.
The success of the ECCWP project can be attributed to the strong partnerships established with local stakeholders - including the Vanuatu Ministry of Health, Vanuatu Family Health Association and Australian organizations as the Daffodil Centre (a joint venture between Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney), the Kirby Institute UNSW Sydney, the Australian Centre for Cervical Cancer Prevention, and Family Planning Australia - and the effective communication strategies employed to raise awareness about the importance of cervical cancer screening. The ECCWP project serves as a model for other countries facing similar challenges and provides hope for the future of women's health in the Pacific region.
Eliminating Cervical Cancer in the Western Pacific (ECCWP) is supported by the Minderoo Foundation's Collaborate Against Cancer initiative.
Banner credits: Delta Tjiobang & Aisha Kalmet, ECCWP- Vanuatu communcation & logistics team.