From the Field to the World: IPPF's cervical cancer prevention journey

Cervical cancer, a preventable illness, is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018 representing 6.6% of all female cancers.

An increasing number of SRH organizations are working to introduce and/or strengthen cervical cancer prevention programmes with the aim of increasing their impact on the reduction of mortality and morbidity. IPPF´s work on cervical cancer prevention is guided by our commitment to health equity, gender equality and women’s rights.

The purpose of this International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) How-to-Guide to Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programmes is to contribute to the implementation of stronger secondary prevention programmes for cervical cancer and high quality referral services to primary and tertiary care in order to reduce related incidence and mortality in the long term.