Innovator

Ryerson University

PROJECT: Preventing Cervial Cancer in India through Self-sampling (PCCIS)
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Impact Facts
Type of Innovative Solution
Gender Equality Marker (0-3)
  • Gender transformative (GE3)
Type of Innovative Solution
Sustainable Development Goals
  • 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
Type of Innovative Solution
Type of Innovative Solution
  • Approach

Project Details

Ryerson will test the introduction of a self-sampling method, supported by a sexual health literacy intervention, to increase screening for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer among rural women in India. The project aims to facilitate timely screening for HPV and help to decrease cervical cancer mortality rates in areas where the Papanicolaou (Pap) test is not easily accessible to women.