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Lakshmi works with her daughter after successful treatment of her cervical pre-cancer

Lakshmi: Prevention Is Better Than Shame

January 24, 2020

The sky goes grey as 48-year old Lakshmi heads to the terrace of her house to remove the laundry. She deftly pulls it down and dashes downstairs to pull the buffaloes inside the shed, just as the first drops of rain hit the ground. “I run this house and take care of everything, so I have to stay healthy and make sure nothing happens to me,” says 48-year-old Lakshmi.

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Dr. Bhatla: The Relentless Clinician

January 24, 2020

In the heart of India’s capital city, New Delhi, Dr. Neerja Bhatla has been working for over two decades to prevent the spread of cervical cancer amongst Indian women. Dr. Bhatla is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. As faculty at one of the largest government hospitals in India, she sees patients from all over India.

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Jagwati: Spreading Awareness and Courage

January 24, 2020

Every morning, 30-year-old Jagwati starts her daily ritual by making notes for the group of women she needs to meet in her village. Jagwati is an ‘ASHA’ (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker in Arua village in Haryana, a northern state of India. She’s been working as a community health worker for over 10 years now.

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TogetHER’s 2019 Year in Review

January 20, 2020

TogetHER had a very productive 2019! We urge you to read about our work over the past year, which has set the stage for a history-making push against cervical cancer. Please browse our report to learn about our unique role alongside many effective service delivery organizations.

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Health professionals demonstrate use of a pocket colposcope at the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre at Catholic Hospital, Battor

Preventing Cervical Cancer: Education Should be Geared Towards Solving Problems of the Society

January 9, 2020

By Dr. Kofi Effah January is being celebrated in Ghana as cervical cancer awareness month. This is laudable considering the fact that cervical cancer, a very preventable disease, kills many Ghanaian women. It is great to create awareness about cervical cancer leading to action (lifestyle modifications, vaccination, screening and treatment of precancerous lesions of the cervix) to prevent cervical cancer. Unfortunately, many times, people will forget about cervical cancer till we are in January when this is brought up again. We must make this a daily affair! So this year looking at the awareness creation by many groups, many women…

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Accelerating Cervical Cancer Prevention and Family Planning Integration

November 7, 2019

In the lead-up to this month’s International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25), TogetHER and partners offered an exciting convening in Washington, DC on accelerating the integration of cervical cancer prevention and family planning services.

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New WHO Guidelines on Thermal Ablation

October 16, 2019

TogetHER applauds the World Health Organization’s publication today of new guidelines on thermal ablation for treating precancerous lesions.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Funding Remains Insufficient

September 23, 2019

TogetHER has published a new policy brief highlighting the shortfall in current resources for cervical cancer prevention.

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Be a Cervical Cancer Champion, TogetHER Urges New UNAIDS Exec Director

August 20, 2019

TogetHER and our partner organizations were honored to receive a very encouraging and almost immediate response to the letter we sent to newly appointed UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima, in which we offered congratulations and urged her to include cervical cancer prevention among the priorities for her tenure.

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MoviCancer Foundation and Jhpiego Win First TogetHER Grant Awards

August 2, 2019

TogetHER announced our first awards under the Cervical Cancer Grants Program, providing 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.

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TogetHER Case Studies Highlight Successful Cervical Cancer Programs

June 26, 2019

TogetHER has launched an initiative to highlight successful cervical cancer prevention programs by making case studies available on our website.

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New York Times Piece Highlights Global Challenge of Cervical Cancer

June 11, 2019

The New York Times published an opinion piece describing a Guatemalan woman’s struggle with cervical cancer, and using her story to frame the issue worldwide.

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Effective Cervical Cancer Response

“Be Louder” – Women Deliver Conference

June 3, 2019

Experts, advocates, frontline health workers and implementers gathered at the Women Deliver side event “Not Without a Cervix! Advocating for an Effective Cervical Cancer Response.”

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Preparing US Gov’t for 2019 World Health Assembly

May 6, 2019

TogetHER’s Executive Director, Celina Schocken, gave remarks to U.S. government representatives preparing to participate in the World Health Assembly.

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Saving Lives with HPV Immunization

Saving Lives with HPV Immunization

April 25, 2019

During World Immunization Week—April 24-30, 2019—TogetHER for Health celebrated the lifesaving vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention

New TogetHER Grant Program Supports Cervical Cancer Prevention

April 4, 2019

TogetHER for Health has launched a new Cervical Cancer Grants Program to address barriers to access, and strengthen and speed the adoption of cervical cancer prevention technologies.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention

Lifeline to Ghanaian Women at Risk for Cervical Cancer

April 1, 2019

A new thermal coagulator device has transformed cervical cancer treatment at the Mctoone Cancer Care Foundation in Kumasi, Ghana.

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TogetHER Webinar on Automated Evaluation of Cervical Images to Detect Cancer

February 4, 2019

Learn about a groundbreaking study by Global Good, the National Cancer Institute and the National Library of Medicine that found AVE can visually recognize cervical pre-cancerous lesions better than a human expert.

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Cervical Cancer

Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Cervical Cancer

February 4, 2019

“This is a story about my best friend’s mother and my mother’s best friend. One died from cervical cancer. One survived. They lived in the same rural Kenyan village where I grew up.” (Reposted from the Global Health NOW blog)

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A Big Year Ahead for Cervical Cancer Prevention

February 4, 2019

Big global gains against cervical cancer are possible with sustained attention and investment, and gains are urgently needed. (Reposted from the Panorama Global blog)

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