Mobilizing the world TO END CERVICAL CANCER
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.
December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to commemorate those lost to this disease, to recognize the continuing struggle to scale up lifesaving treatments for all, and to celebrate the hope that expanded access to prevention can end HIV/AIDS as a global health threat.
HIV/AIDS disproportionately impacts women and girls, who account for more than half the number of people living with HIV worldwide. Young women and girls between the ages of 10-24 are twice as likely to acquire HIV as their male counterparts.
Efforts to sustain the health of these women and girls living with HIV must also stave off the danger represented by another preventable disease: cervical cancer.
One year ago today, the World Health Organization introduced its strategy to accelerate the end of cervical cancer built on the knowledge of what works earned through years of research, learning and innovation.
The passion and dedication are there, but resources to deploy these proven tools in low-resource settings is insufficient to make cervical cancer elimination a reality. If we want to forever end this preventable killer of women, the time to invest is now.
Effective, low-cost tools to prevent and treat cervical cancer are available today, with new tools to save even more women just steps from being deployed. Despite this, resources for cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment remain insufficient to change the trajectory of this global epidemic.
TogetHER for Health has released its third annual report on funding for cervical cancer prevention in low- and lower middle-income countries, focused on data from 2018 through 2020.
TogetHER for Health is here to ensure that commitments to eliminate cervical cancer are realized. It’s in our name: we work TogetHER with partners around the globe because we cannot do this alone, and we want to invite new partners to join our cause.
Read more about how new partnerships and support can enhance our efforts, and join our cause to save women's lives. TogetHER won’t rest until the effort to end cervical cancer everywhere has the resources, innovative ideas, and strategic direction it needs.