Women wait to be screened for cervical cancer at a health clinic in Rwanda
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Testing for cancer with vinegar in Rwanda

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death among women in Rwanda. There are not enough qualified health workers or the right equipment to properly screen the disease, therefore thousands of women never receive a diagnosis. By the time they seek treatment it is often far too late.

A team of American medical volunteers is working closely with the Ministry of Health to provide a low cost alternative. The programme, called See and Treat, uses a technique called Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid - more commonly known as vinegar.

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