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Can mHealth Bridge the Implementation Gaps in Cervical Cancer Prevention? A Case Study from Kenya

Dr. Megan Huchko and Jacob Stocks, Duke Global Health Institute
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Megan Huchko & Jacob Stocks
Think Global

Director, Center for Global Reproductive Health at Duke
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Global Health
Associate Chief, Division of Women's Community and Population Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Master of Science in Global Health Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant, Duke Center for Global Reproductive Health
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Global Health

About the lecture
In 2018, the WHO challenged the global health community to set it's sights on cervical cancer elimination, defining ambitious public health targets to meet that goal. Despite the increased momentum, women in underserved areas around the world continue to get caught in the gap between effective cervical cancer prevention technologies and the realities of their environment. Megan Huchko will describe her work to understand and address the barriers that women in western Kenya face to successfully complete the cervical cancer cascade, and Jacob Stocks will talk about his experience working with providers on the ground to develop a mobile app to address some of these barriers.

Lunch will be provided. This event is part of Think Global, a weekly lecture series at the Duke Global Health Institute. It is free and open to the public. Parking for Trent Hall is available in the Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage, located at 302 Trent Drive.