3-day hands-on workshop on Screening for Common Cancers Nov 5th to 7th, 2019
Medical Officers from four states of Bihar (1), Chhattisgarh (17), Goa (3) and Tripura (17), a total of 38 Medical officers attended the 3-days hands-on workshop at NICPR, Noida. The workshop consisted of quick recap of all the theory that was covered under the online training, followed by hands-on training in cervical cancer screening (VIA, thermo and cryotherapy, colposcopy etc), breast cancer screening (Self breast examination and clinical breast examination) and oral cancer screening (oral visual examination and tobacco cessation clinic). The workshop also held group activities to assist the participants in strategic implementation of population-based cancer screening. With regards to this, a session was held on how to mobilize resources from various arms of the Health System, in order to roll-out uninterrupted cancer screening as well as familiarizing with the Medical Officers portal of the NCD application to ensure the importance and accuracy of data collection. Apart from this a skills-assessment was held to ensure that all the participants were confident in implementing a comprehensive population based cancer screening at their health facilities.