We have kicked-off our activities in 2022 by focusing on cervical cancer in Rwanda.
In line with the WHO initiative, the Elekta Foundation develops partnerships and programs to participate in the mission to eliminate cervical cancer.
We started with a pilot project in Rwanda. Together with the Ministry of Health, civil society and global partners, we designed and implemented our FAST-model, a women-centered model, including awareness, prevention, screening and treatment of cervical cancer. Through our impactful Public-Private Partnership, we became a key player in the global health landscape.
Our FAST-model includes:
F = Fast HPV testing
A = Affordable cost per woman
S = Systematic tracking
T = Timely diagnosis and Treatment
Our Added Value:
Phase 1 – Sept 2022
Our pilot project in the Gicumbi district (Northern part of Rwanda) was a way to stress-test our FAST model.
In less than 4 months:
Within our program, we also trained:
Phase 2 – July 2023
By using our FAST model, we were able to reach a daily throughput of testing 800 women for HPV.
Phase 3 – October 2023
We are branching out to a new district: Kayonza, located in the East part of Rwanda. In collaboration with Partners In Health (PIH).
Our program now includes both cervical and breast cancer prevention.
The Foundation collaborates with key partners that acknowledge the importance of joining forces to tackle cervical cancer:
Rwandan Ministry of Health
Rwanda Biomedical Center
Rwanda Society for Family Health
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Partners In Health