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In Malaysia, cervical cancer is the top 3 most common cancer among women.

​Cervical cancer strikes women in the prime of their lives – 3 out of 4 women in Malaysia with cervical cancer are below the age of 64.

99% of cervical cancer cases are caused by high-risk HPV (Human Papillomavirus) types.

​Only 25% of eligible women had a pap smear done from 2013 to 2017.

Barriers to a successful screening program related to the conventional screening method, Pap smear are:

  • Fear
  • Embarrassment
  • Inconvenience
  • Lack of awareness about cervical screening
  • Poor infrastructure
  • Lack of dedicated resources/staff

Program ROSE uses a revolutionary approach to cervical screening by:

  1. Featuring self-sampling by women themselves, instead of pelvic examination by healthcare professionals.
  2. HPV testing, instead of a pap smear diagnostic test for abnormal cells.
  3. Using a secure digital e-health platform that empowers women to register and have all their follow up communicated through their mobile phone. 

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