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Expanding Cervical Cancer Screening and
Preventive Therapy (CCS&PT) through Introducing
New Technologies and Integrating with Voluntary Family Planning

This PEER sub-program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It seeks to facilitate the introduction and scale-up of innovative CCS&PT approaches in Malawi and Mozambique that can be implemented in conjunction with voluntary family planning activities, with a focus on generating evidence that will inform sustainable scale-up of cervical cancer control programs in LMICs. A primary focus of this partnership is be to leverage longstanding investments in voluntary family planning programs, as well as other efforts to address cervical cancer, and to build capacity in partner countries to sustainably address the burden of cervical cancer.
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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,, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Malawi Lead: Dr. Luis Gadama,, 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,, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mozambique Lead: Dr. Cesaltina Ferreira Lorenzoni,, 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.

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Program Status:
PEER CCS&PT is not currently accepting applications, as the submission deadline passed on December 11, 2018. The Partnership Request for Applications (RFA) is available for download as a PDF 

Only academic institutions and/or other local NGOs in Malawi or Mozambique with demonstrated expertise in health-related implementation research and U.S institutions that are the prime recipients of HHS/NIH funding (either an academic institutions or NGOs) for research are eligible to submit an application to be prime sub-awardees of the National Academies. Applications must be submitted by a partnership of at least one African and one U.S. partner institution, working with an implementing partner institution as described further above and in the RFA

Proposal submissions are not currently being accepted, but applicants can still access their proposals through through the PEER online platform by clicking the button below.

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