Ghana Health Service Introduces CCPTC Mobile Apps for Cervical Cancer Treatment
The new Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center (CCPTC) Mobile Colposcopy app, the CCPTC Cervical Ablative Treatment app and the CCPTC Colposcopy Report Sheet app developed to comprehensively fight against cervical cancer in the Ghana health sector have been launched.
The simple-to-use app was developed primarily to assist health care professionals who use mobile colposcopy for screening to detect, analyse and track treatment of cervical cancer.
It allows health professionals key in vital information of cervical cancer patients and is available for download on the Google Play Store.
The app, which was developed by the Battor governement hospital Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center, Volta region, does not require internet connectivity to operate once downloaded. Hence, it can be used even in the most remote places deprived of strong internet connectivity. It functions based on algorithms developed and allows health care professionals key in vital information like age and HIV status of patients while helping to detect lesion of patients by an in-built camera.
These information are stored on the app and enable health professionals to, among a number of things, determine the suitable screening process and administer medication prescription to the cervical cancer patient.
This is a giant ‘techy step’ by the Ghana health service and we commend them on that while looking forward to greater involvement of technology in the health sector.
The interface for the app appears to be a bit dull and I would advice that all three apps be incorporated into one rather than have users download three separate app for the similar purposes.
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