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Deep Dive: Recovering from cervical cancer in Malawi

Watch the video below to hear from MSF staff members and patients about our comprehensive care program for cervical cancer.

Malawi has the second-highest mortality rate from cervical cancer in the world. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a comprehensive cervical cancer program in Malawi. Since 2018, MSF has been working to improve access to screening, early diagnosis, and treatment for cervical cancer in collaboration with Blantyre district health authorities.

Beyond treating and screening cervical cancer, MSF’s cervical cancer program in Malawi also includes early prevention measures such as vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) which is the most common trigger of cervical cancer. In January 2023, we helped vaccinate 30,000 school-age girls against HPV throughout the Phalombe district in collaboration with the health ministry.