CFLI Project

Bhutan Cancer Society in collaboration with READ Bhutan, Ministry of Health and JDWNRH will be carrying out a project on Improving access to prevention of breast and cervical cancer services for women and girls in economically and socially disadvantaged rural communities in Bhutan. The project will be implemented in rural communities in 6 districts (Punakha, Bumthang, Sarpang, Zhemgang, Pemagatshel and Tashigang) across the country.

The primary issue this project seeks to address is the low turnout of women for Papsmear testing due to lack of awareness, fear of being detected with cancer and embarrassment at being examined by male health worker. The outreach program will be carried out starting November, 2017 till January, 2018.