All ETDs from UAB

Advisory Committee Chair

Connie Kohler

Advisory Committee Members

Pauline Jolly

Nedra Lisovicz

Michelle Martin

Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe

Stuart Usdan

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School of Public Health


Most African countries including Tanzania have limited cervical cancer screening and treatment programs. Only about 5% of women have ever been screened for cervical cancer. A constellation of individual and structural factors contributes to the challenge of cervical cancer screening and treatment in countries that bear significant burdens of disease. Yet, little is known about country specific factors that may constrain or facilitate scale up of health services. This dissertation is an attempt to identify and understand the country specific individual and structural barriers along with facilitators to cervical cancer screening and treatment in Tanzania. Individual, institutional and structural level influences are explored to better understand barriers and facilitators to secondary prevention of cervical cancer. This dissertation is comprised of three interrelated studies-one quantitative and two qualitative studies.

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