We can’t end cervical cancer deaths without changing the way things are done, especially in low-resource settings. Catalytic support is needed to test innovative new strategies and to influence and inspire new programs that can help women around the world.
TogetHER launched our Cervical Cancer Grants Program in 2019, providing small, highly-targeted grants to programs generating the evidence needed to speed access and uptake of cervical cancer prevention technologies in low- and middle-income countries. We selected our first two grantees in July of 2019 from a competitive field of 26 applications, representing 20 countries:
- Jhpiego is exploring the feasibility and acceptability of thermal ablation as a cervical cancer treatment strategy at four high-volume health facilities in Botswana’s Gabarone district, aiming to inform implementation of thermal ablation more widely across Botswana.
- The MoviCancer Foundation is evaluating thermal ablation’s impact on cervical cancer treatment as well as its feasibility and acceptability among providers and clients in three regions of Nicaragua, while supporting the development of a national protocol for the use of thermal ablation and activities to accelerate its use across the country.
We’re privileged to support these efforts and look forward to welcoming further innovative proposals during future rounds of funding.
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