Photo credit: Nafkot Gebeyehu, courtesy of Grounds for Health
A WORLD WITHOUT CERVICAL CANCER DEATHS IS POSSIBLE.
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 ensuring the elimination of cervical cancer through advocacy, partnership, and knowledge-sharing, enabling equitable access to effective prevention and care.
TogetHER for Health joined the APAC Women’s Cancer Coalition to not only play a role in accelerating access to lifesaving cervical cancer prevention in the Asia Pacific region but to ultimately drive regional progress toward the achievement of World Health Organization global targets for breast and cervical cancer.
The Coalition - with support from Roche - commissioned a new report by Economist Impact - Impact and opportunity: the case for investing in women’s cancers in Asia Pacific. This report provides key recommendations to strengthen policy and planning, clinical management, communications, and partnership to support an integrated and patient-centered response to both diseases in the Asia Pacific region. National snapshots offer a more in-depth analysis of interventions across the region.
Just days after we announced Women Together Global’s award through our Cervical Cancer Grants Program in March, its focus communities in Malawi were struck by Cyclone Freddy, leaving many in the country without shelter and demolishing critical infrastructure. Women Together Global quickly mobilized across multiple communities to take stock of the damage and support its stakeholders as they rebuilt.
TogetHER has supported this organization and their partner communities to pivot their efforts toward rebuilding. Read more about how Women Together Global is working to strengthen connections and pathways of support between women’s groups while sustaining the women’s small businesses that are part of their overarching community development model.
In 2023, we’re giving our supporters the opportunity to get to know the people behind TogetHER for Health!
Our newest spotlight is on External Affairs Director Tom Harmon, resident X-Men fan and baseball nerd, on his duties at TogetHER, what fires him up about cervical cancer prevention, and what bugs him about bad tippers.
Meet Linda Hayes, an advocate channeling her experience to educate and inspire her community in Chambers County, Alabama.
Linda generously offered to tell her story to our friends at the Moonshine Agency, who came to Alabama to document the efforts of Operation Wipe Out, our partnership seeking to end cervical cancer deaths in the state of Alabama.
Please take the time to view this powerful short film and hear from Linda herself about how her own experience with this preventable cancer prompted her to take action to save lives. We’re honored to share her story.