Bringing Down Hurdles for Female Genital Schistosomiasis Access to Care: A Multi-Country Socio-Structural Integrated Approach to Developing A Community-Based Teaching Platform
Can female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) screening be successfully promoted through a community-based teaching intervention addressing stigma and other socio-structural barriers to increase health-seeking behaviours nested in broader sexual and reproductive health (SRH) prevention services?
What are the capacities, readiness and opportunities of the health systems in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi to integrate screening and diagnosis of FGS for women and adolescent girls within SRH services, specifically cervical cancer prevention, HIV and STI self-testing and screening?
2. To which extent will the community-based teaching platform result in a significant uptake (defined as 50% of resident women in the population catchment aged 15-40) screened for FGS, coupled with cervical cancer screening and HIV/STI among women?
3. What are the core components of the community-based FGS teaching intervention, including anti-stigma education and participatory approach that are demonstrated to be transferrable across contexts?"