Cervical cancer in developing countries
Country activities - Madagascar
The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University Hospitals of Geneva collaborates with the centre médico-chirurgical (CMC) Saint Damien. The CMC Saint Damien with its 100 beds was founded in 1988 in the town of Ambanja, with its estimated 30 000 inhabitants. Ambanja, located in the north-west of Madagascar is the cultural and commercial center of an especially rural area with an estimated population of 200 000 inhabitants in a radius of approximately 250km of Ambanja, covered by 18 dispensaries. Initially clinical and research activities focused on the prevention of cervical cancer, but since 2015 activities have been extended to maternal and newborn health.