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.
Thursday, July 9th at 10am EDT / 2pm GMT
Timely vaccination, screening, treatment and palliative care are the key interventions of WHO’s Global Strategy towards the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem. As part this strategy, all women should be offered cervical screening with a high performance test.
Please join TogetHER for Health and colleagues to learn how HPV-based screening programs, and self-collection of HPV samples can play a crucial role in reaching women in underserved communities and scaling up global screening efforts.
Dr. Silvia de SanJose from PATH will provide an overview on HPV-based screening and HPV self-collection. Dr. Vince DeGennaro from Innovating Health International will share insights on their screening program in Haiti. Dr. Joel Domgue will offer insights on HPV-based screening through the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services program.
In our newest case study, TogetHER is proud to highlight one group taking the fight against cervical cancer to rural Nicaragua. The Lily Project’s mobile clinics bring critical women’s healthcare with a patient-centered approach to rural Nicaraguan women, who otherwise would have little to no access to these services. Lily Project clinics have screened over 20,000 women for cervical cancer and provided sexual health education for 9,000 adolescent girls.
TogetHER joins the global health community in praising a joint collaboration between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the WHO, UNICEF, and a global cadre of vaccine manufacturers to ensure that 84 million girls will be immunized in the next five years against human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer.
TogetHER for Health supports our colleagues on the frontlines of patient care, in cervical cancer prevention and sexual and reproductive health care more broadly, to effectively manage their work during the pandemic.
We have collected resources to support health workers during this critical time.
Please also read our Executive Director's opinion piece about ensuring the steps we are all taking against the coronavirus pandemic do not thwart our goals of improving women’s health in the long term.