Affordability and Equity of Breast Cancer Early Detection in Jordan: Barriers and Enablers

Summary:
Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among Jordanian women. Early detection is crucial for improved survival rates, but many women face barriers to accessing screening services. This policy brief explores these challenges and proposes recommendations based on findings from two studies conducted by JBCP and a health policy session.
The brief then highlights the need for a holistic approach and outlines recommendations to enhance affordability and equity in early detection services in Jordan, including stakeholder collaboration, strengthening the healthcare system, enhancing awareness and education, and community engagement. A short-term theory of change outlines immediate actions, while long-term goals aim for a wellness-oriented healthcare system with integrated screening. By implementing these recommendations, Jordan can achieve a sustainable approach to early detection, ultimately improving women’s health outcomes and reducing breast cancer deaths.

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