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Community health workers and breast cancer early detection in low- or middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review of the literature

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Background Breast cancer is the leading cause of female mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Early detection of breast cancer, either through screening or early diagnosis initiatives, led by Community Health Workers (CHWs) has been proposed as a potential way to address the unjustly high mortality rates. We therefore document: (i) Where and how CHWs are currently deployed in this role; (ii) How CHWs are trained, including the content, duration, and outcom...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002466

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7248-5436
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ Global Health More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
2020
Article number:
e002466
Publication date:
2020-05-13
Acceptance date:
2020-04-17
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ISSN:
2059-7908
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1100876
Local pid:
pubs:1100876
Deposit date:
2020-04-21

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