100% focused on ending cervical cancer
TogetHER and its partner organizations received a very positive response to our letter congratulating newly appointed UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima, in which we urged her to to include cervical cancer prevention among the priorities for her tenure.
In her response, Ms. Byanyima recognized the importance of integrating HIV and cervical cancer services, and shared our interest in working together on these linked issues.
MoviCancer Foundation and Jhpiego win first TogetHER grant awards
TogetHER for Health signed the first awards under its Cervical Cancer Grants Program in July 2019. Launched in spring 2019, the Cervical Cancer Grants Program provides small, highly-targeted grants to strengthen adoption of cervical cancer primary and secondary prevention technologies by generating evidence that speeds wider product access and uptake. In its first round, TogetHER is supporting Jhpiego and MoviCancer Foundation to introduce thermal ablation in Botswana and Nicaragua, respectively. Both grants will generate key data on the feasibility and acceptability of the approach, informing policy to support the national scale-up of this technique.