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On making FGS diagnosis accessible

We are on the brink of making FGS diagnosis accessible where the patients are: (a) the WHO Pocket Atlas for FGS has been deposited in every African country but for the Portuguese version, which is in press. (b) clinicians have started, using the Atlas and “their eyes only”. (c) the UNAIDS has invited FGS diagnosis, prevention and management into their systems. (d) FGS has for the first time been incorporated into the health professionals’ curricula, starting with nursing in Ethiopia. (e) more than 400 gynaecologists have had it as part of their colposcopy training in KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Pamela Mbabazi from the World Health Organisation leads a session on Female Genital Schistosomiasis. In the panel Professor Tchuem-tchuente and a group of... read more

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