New Awards Announced
On January 31, capping Cervical Health Awareness Month 2019, PEER was proud to announce and recognize the two projects selected for support by USAID following the completion of a peer-review process convened by the National Academies. The projects are expected to begin in March 2019 and run through September 2021. Separate project pages will be created and linked through the titles below once the activities begin.
Accelerating the introduction of a human papillomavirus screen-and-treat strategy in the Republic of Malawi
U.S. Lead: Dr. Jennifer Tang, Jennifer_tang@med.unc.edu
, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Malawi Lead: Dr. Luis Gadama, firstname.lastname@example.org
, the University of Malawi College of Medicine
Implementing Partners: Management Sciences for Health, University of Washington, University of Malawi Polytechnic
The consortium will work to evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of integrating human papillomavirus testing and thermocoagulation treatment with voluntary family planning at static and community-based sites.Evaluating innovative technologies and approaches to addressing cervical cancer in the Republic of Mozambique
U.S. Lead: Dr. Kathleen Schmeler, email@example.com
, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mozambique Lead: Dr. Cesaltina Ferreira Lorenzoni, firstname.lastname@example.org
, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Implementing Partners: Population Service International, Rice University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative
The consortium will work to integrate existing screening and treatment technologies with voluntary family planning programs, while testing the feasibility and efficacy of innovative cervical cancer diagnostic tests.