Integrating Cervical Cancer Screening into Routine Services: The Case of Miritini Dispensary


The importance of skilled management and inspired leadership are increasingly evident to those who are working to improve health system performance. Many of the critical challenges facing Kenya’s health system, including scarce resources and the changes resulting from devolution, are exacerbated by weak or absent management and leadership skills. This document, published by USAID’s Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program in Kenya, is the second in a series that highlights effective practices in management and leadership that are making a difference in service delivery in Kenya. Effective Practices are programmatic approaches related to leadership and management that help to improve the health system or health outcomes. Through this series, LMS/Kenya hopes to inspire individual teams and organizations to consider and replicate these practices to achieve their own goals. This publication focuses on integration of cancer screening into routine services, using a case study from Miritini Dispensary, and illustrates how by integrating screening into routine services, Miritini not only increased the number of women screening for cervical cancer, but sustained it.