New York, November 23, 2011 -- Today, Women Deliver released a report “Delivering Cervical Cancer Prevention in the Developing World,” that highlights exciting new partnerships and innovations in cervical cancer prevention and treatment.
This report comes at an important time: the GAVI Alliance recently announced its commitment to providing HPV vaccinations for 2 million girls in nine countries by 2015. This is a pivotal milestone in the efforts both to bring global attention to the issue of cervical cancer and to galvanize resources to scale up prevention efforts. Partnerships, worldwide and across sectors, have the potential to bring us closer than ever before to a world free of cervical cancer-related deaths.
“Delivering Cervical Cancer Prevention in the Developing World” includes profiles of success in increasing access to HPV vaccines and treatment from around the world, with country spotlights on Mexico, Thailand, Bolivia and Rwanda. All of these countries have distinguished themselves as pioneers in ensuring that girls and women have information on and access to the services they need to detect, prevent and treat cervical cancer.