Chongqing evaluates cancer screening program for women
Experts assess the quality of women's cervical cancer and breast cancer screening in Chongqing. [Photo/CQHCWC]
An expert team led by the Division of Maternal and Child Health of the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission visited 10 districts and counties in Southwest China's Chongqing, including Yuzhong district and Liangjiang New Area, on Oct 25-29 to evaluate the quality of cervical cancer and breast cancer screening for women there.
The event was organized by the Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC).
China has launched the program of free cervical and breast cancer screening for rural women since 2009. According to the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission, the city plans to provide free cervical and breast cancer screening for 700,000 women this year.
The expert team assessed the screening work in terms of quality, management, information, and more by listening to reports, mutual exchanges, accessing materials, observing on-site operations, and reviewing results. They also reviewed the rectification situation of the previous two rounds of quality assessments.
The experts praised the performances of some districts and counties and offered guidance and operation demonstrations for those facing problems.
The quality assessment of cervical cancer and breast cancer screening is an important measure for improving public health, and is meant as a way to improve the technical and service quality of screening staff members in all districts and counties and play a positive role in improving women's health in the city.