Georgia Survive Project

Dates: 2009-2010

Country: Georgia

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Program Development

Technical Expertise: Health Systems Strengthening, Non-Communicable Diseases, Social and Behavior Change, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

In the Republic of Georgia, breast and cervical cancer are a major cause of mortality and morbidity among adult Georgian women. Georgia has the highest rate of deaths from breast cancer among all former Soviet Union countries, and data on cervical cancer are equally alarming.

The Survive Project increased public awareness of breast and cervical cancer among reproductive aged women by promoting early detection methods and screening for both types of cancer. The Project also reinforced provider skills through trainings in best screening practices, and strengthened existing health systems by building a robust referral and treatment network.

The Survive Project was funded for two-years by USAID and also drew on the strengths and support of a consortium of local partners as well as UNFPA, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the World Bank.