Working Health: A model to bring cervical cancer screening to factory employees in Haiti

Reporting Organization:Grand Challenges Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 100,000
Timeframe: August 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Becca Smith
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Grand Challenges Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 100,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (50 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (50 %)

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Haiti lacks sufficient means to screen women of reproductive age for cervical cancer, the leading cause of female cancer-related death. It has also been shown that Haiti’s working-class, such as factory workers, have the least exposure to health programs and education.

In this project, women factory workers will self-swab to test for Human papillomavirus (HPV) with treatment if needed performed the next week by staff nurses in the factory infirmary. The model will allow women to receive cervical cancer screening and education directly where they work.

The model fosters sustainability as the private sector supports disease screening for employees and training of nurses, and is expected to create broader demand for screening services. Other expected benefits include the ability to provide adequate patient education in a community-based setting, no loss to follow up, and increased service uptake.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: 12,050
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

By the end of this project’s Grand Challenges Canada funding, it is expected to educate 7000 women on cervical cancer screening and prevention, benefit 5000 women from cervical cancer screening via HPV testing at 6 factories where the project is implementing, and save 50 women from death from cervical cancer.

Achieved Results



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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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