ImedReads facilitates research programs in Nigeria that involves student interns that work alongside health care professionals in hospital settings.

The role of the student is to work alongside our staff, anonymize aggregate reports that are age range, parity and region specific. The hope is to develop a baseline where none currently exists and to track trends in the incidents and prevalence of cervical cancer based on age parity and region.

The challenges of wide spread screening of cervical cancer is due to a variety of reasons, costs, lack of education and awareness and inadequate interpretive no how due a dearth of well trained Cyto-pathologists. A low cost clear prep cytology system will be deployed in outline areas using Clear Prep Cytology technique.

The prevention of cervical cancer depends on widespread screening and accurate diagnosis of precursor lesions, followed by appropriate triaging and implementation of therapy. Women in sub-Saharan Africaoften present with advanced stages of cervical cancer despite the fact that precancerous lesions could be detectable via cervical screening. This is the result of a lack of screening, lack of appropriate referral of women with cervical disease, and HIV-HPV (human papillomavirus) co-infection.

ImedReads partners with women groups, organizations such as churches and hospital, to increase awareness and improve screening.

ImedReads approach requires few resources, which can be performed by providers at various levels of training, and are more appropriate for the region.