Patients with Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS) are not being diagnosed, neither in rural health care nor in university hospitals. We are on the brink of making FGS diagnosis accessible where the patients are:
(a) the WHO Pocket Atlas for FGS has been given to every African country but for the Portuguese version, which is in press.
(b) clinicians have started using or WHO Pocket Atlas for FGS.
(c) the UNAIDS has invited FGS diagnosis, prevention and management into their clinics.
(d) FGS has for the first time been incorporated into the health professionals’ curricula, starting with nurses’ curriculum in Ethiopia.
(e) more than 400 gynaecologists have had it as part of their colposcopy training in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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 doctors.