What is IPPF doing about cervical cancer?

Gulu HPV clinic, Uganda

Addressing cervical cancer is a core part of the mandate of IPPF and for years, we have dedicated our efforts and resources to support our Member Associations in improving and increasing their efforts to address cervical cancer prevention and treatment throughout the world. 

IPPF is a member of the governing council, a global coalition that seeks to maximize the impact Cervical Cancer Action of individuals, organizations, and governments working to prevent cervical cancer globally through strategic advocacy, information sharing, human and resource mobilization, and collaborative partnerships. 

In addition, IPPF is also an active participant in the Taskforce on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases, a group of leading organizations working together to respond to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in women in low- and middle-income countries.   

From Uganda to El Salvador, we have already been seeing some truly inspiring results in over 100 countries around the world. In fact, in 2017 alone, IPPF delivered a total of 10.9 million cervical cancer-relevant services, including vaccination, screening and treatment. See just a few of these remarkable success stories: 

Uganda: Living with HIV and HPV – a grandmother's tale

Kenya: "The split-second decision that saved me" – Teresia’s story

India: Expanding access to reproductive cancer screening

Uganda: "A radio announcement saved my life" – Gertrude’s story

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