curso-cancer horizontal ENG OKThe virtual course on comprehensive cervical cancer control is designed to promote education and training for health providers in the prevention and control of cervical cancer. The course modules are organized around the natural history of the disease, covering aspects related to primary prevention through vaccination against HPV and the detection and treatment of precancerous lesions. The course also addresses aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of invasive cervical cancer, as well as the provision of palliative care.

Furthermore, the course addresses community mobilization for the use of preventive cancer services for cancer and provides information on organizing preventive services, and on organizing programs for cervical cancer control. The course is currently available in both English and Spanish.

Who the course is for

This is a free course aimed at health sector workers directly involved in the management of cervical cancer. It is especially useful for medical and nursing teams working at the primary care level and for students in programs such as medicine, nursing, and public health. Managers of health programs can also benefit from this course.

Estructure

An introductory section and 10 modules are organized as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1. Key concepts of cervical cancer
  • Module 2. HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention
  • Module 3. Programmatic aspects of HPV vaccination
  • Module 4. Cervical cancer screening
  • Module 5. Diagnosis and treatment of precancerous cervical lesions
  • Module 6. Programmatic aspects of cervical cancer screening and treatment of precancerous lesions
  • Module 7. Diagnosis and treatment of invasive cervical cancer
  • Module 8. Palliative care
  • Module 9. Community mobilization, education, and counselling
  • Module 10. Establishing a cervical cancer prevention and control program

Methodology

Self-learning on the PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health.

Estimated time to complete the course: about 40 hours, including evaluations at the end of each module. Participants who satisfactorily complete the course will receive a certificate from PAHO.

Access to the course

Click on the link below to access the virtual course on comprehensive cervic al cancer control

[ENGLISH]  [SPANISH]

That link takes you to the course introductory page in the Virtual Campus. To register, you will be asked to login your account in the Virtual Campus, or creating one. Sometimes your browser may take you directly to the page to initiate the session in the Virtual Campus, or to create an account, prior showing the content of the course.

The course can be found in the Self-learning Courses section of the Virtual Campus for Public Health.

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Virtual course on visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy for prevention of cervical cancer


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This course is available in Spanish only.

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Cervical cancer

In the Region of the Americas, more than 83,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Many of them are diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease and do not have access to a treatment that could cure them or prolong their lives. As a consequence, every year some 28,000 women die of this disease and, without urgent action, the number of deaths could increase by almost 60% by 2030. In the last three decades, cervical cancer rates have declined in most of the developed world, largely as a result of screening and treatment programs. In Latin America, some countries have succeeded in reducing their incidence rates, while rates have increased or remained steady in others.

More information

Virtual course on visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy for prevention of cervical cancer


This course presents the essential aspects of carrying out the VIA test and cryotherapy.

This course is available in Spanish only.

Access to the IVAA course