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.
The World Health Organization launched the Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative Knowledge Repository to support the implementation of the Global Strategy by Member States. The Repository is a web-based platform compiling relevant guidance and information from a variety of sources to guide cervical cancer elimination efforts.
TogetHER and AVAC have rallied a coalition of 39 organizations advocating for the global elimination of cervical cancer to acknowledge the roles that PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and USAID have played in combating cervical cancer in low-resource settings and in guiding the creation of new World Health Organization guidelines for the screening and treatment of cervical cancer, which emphasize HPV testing.
We are calling on these major funders to communicate their process and timeline for prioritizing HPV testing as the primary method for cervical cancer screening in the programs they support.
TogetHER for Health enthusiastically supports the new World Health Organization guidelines for the screening and treatment of cervical cancer. The updated guidelines provide a clear mandate and scientific rationale for wide-scale adoption of HPV testing as the recommended screening method for women worldwide, including women living with HIV.
The guidelines represent an important step toward the global elimination of cervical cancer - but only if they're translated into action. Read TogetHER's commentary on how we need to move forward.
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.