New Delhi: CAPED, a Trust working towards women welfare and creating mass awareness of women-related cancer and specifically cervical cancer since 2014, is organizing screening and awareness campaigns across various areas of Delhi /NCR. In the month of January, the Trust will cover 14 screening sessions in low-income areas of Delhi NCR & 14 awareness sessions in schools, colleges and Corporate for mass awareness of Cervical Cancer.
CAPED’s current ongoing project is in Bisrakh, Greater Noida in association with IGL (Indrapastha Gas Ltd.). The project has already witnessed many women so far who came forward to get awareness about cervical cancer followed by getting themselves screened. CAPED in association with NICPR (National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research) started its last-mile coverage on cancer care through its Patient Navigation Management Project. CAPED has been honoured by NICPR for the organisation efforts in the field.
Over the last three years, the estimated number of cases of cervical cancer has witnessed an increase from 99,000 to 1 lakh to 1.01 lakh, as per government statistics. Thus, every 8 minutes 1 Indian woman dies due to cervical cancer. Data quoted from the National Cancer Registry Program of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Cervical cancer is one of India’s ironies. The irony is that despite cervical cancer being the only 100% preventable cancer among women; it is the largest killing women cancer in the country. In the five+ years since conception, CAPED India has been organising sessions with the relevant target segments to educate and facilitate screening.
CAPED Trust – Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection CAPED Trust, India, as the name suggests, a platform working towards the cause since 2014. CAPED has chosen the cause of women-related cancers with a focus of cervical cancer. The purpose of screening is to create awareness about the latest developments in the field of cancer and cancer screening in the economically weaker sections of society.
Talking about the cause, Ms Mridu Gupta, CEO, CAPED says, “CAPED Trust has chosen the cause of women-related cancers with a focus on cervical cancer. The mission is to identify and create different arenas to spread awareness and knowledge among women and empower them to take action for their health. The awareness and screening sessions are aimed to increase our outreach exponentially. We are aiming to screen 1 Lac+ rural women for cervical cancer.”
In the previous years, CAPED in association with different esteemed organisations have been doing various activities to reach out to more people and make them aware of this women-related cancer.