Women in Lundazi district have been urged to go for cervical cancer screening.
Lundazi District medical director, Davy Wadula Zulu, says cervical cancer is a dangerous disease that claims over 500 lives of women in Zambia every year, but can be cured if discovered in the early stages.
Dr. Zulu explained that as a way of encouraging the majority women in the district to get screened and put on treatment, his office has put up interventions to assist those that are unable to visit health facilities on their own, to get screened.
He says among the interventions put in place are the mobile outreach screening of women in the rural parts of the district and sensitization on the importance of screening, especially those who are HIV positive.
Dr. Zulu adds that the interventions have so far proved to be effective as his office has been observing a lot of women coming through to get screened.
He has called on other non-governmental organizations to come on board and support the initiative of preventing deaths caused by cancer.