WE CAN SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES BY PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER
The knowledge and technology exist to eliminate cervical cancer with effective, low-cost tools, even in the poorest parts of the world. TogetHER is a global partnership focused on bold action and mobilizing the world to end cervical cancer.
To address Alabama's disproportionately high rates of diagnoses and deaths from cervical cancer, TogetHER for Health joined with multiple partners from across the state to launch Operation Wipe Out in late 2021. This collaboration's deep conversations and unwavering focus on bringing prevention services closer to those in need have borne fruit.
On Monday, May 8th, the Alabama Department of Public Health launched a Strategic Action Plan for Cervical Cancer Elimination as a Public Health Problem in the State of Alabama.
This makes Alabama the first state in the United States to lay out a strategy to end cervical cancer deaths. It’s an incredible, lifesaving commitment by the state, made possible through partnership and evidence-based advocacy from across communities and sectors.
TogetHER for Health attended the International Papillomavirus Conference (IPVC), organized by the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) and taking place in Washington, DC from April 17-21. The week was filled with activity both inside and outside the conference center as we engaged with partners working to save lives from cervical cancer and generated new support and champions in the nation’s capital.
We also took advantage of the conference’s location to bring invite champions and experts from the from the frontlines to speak about their work directly with numerous Congressional staffers to make the case for continued U.S. leadership and support for global cervical cancer prevention.
Finally, were honored to take part in a reception and policy dialogue hosted by the Business Council for International Understanding to forge commitment from the public and private sectors to bolster access to lifesaving cervical cancer prevention services around the world.
Get to know the advocates powering TogetHER's advocacy to end cervical cancer!
We're shining a spotlight on the people behind TogetHER for Health. Check out our interview with the first participant in this series, our Executive Director, Heather White!