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Increasing Access to Screening and Treatment to Prevent Cervical Cancer
Jun 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Focus Dialogue – Increasing access to screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer
This July will see a landmark adoption of the WHO Global Strategy towards the elimination of cervical cancer, a commitment to women’s health and cancer prevention set to inspire cancer advocates as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to save millions of women’s lives.
A key driver for its success is the roll-out of national-level screening and treatment services, using high performance human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. This new technology, and associated innovations such as self-sampling, thermal ablation for treatment of early precancers and e-health solutions, have the potential to revolutionise screening services by facilitating their integration with HIV-AIDS and sexual and reproductive service delivery platforms, offering women more health choices in the community with women at the heart of these services.
In this Special Focus Dialogue, cancer, HIV and SRHR advocates, and all those inspired by the goal to eliminate cervical cancer, will have the opportunity to:
- Hear an update on the progress of the WHO Global Strategy through the World Health Assembly
- Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on cervical cancer prevention and control services and planning for rapid recovery
- Explore women’s perspectives on cervical health, screening and treatment with civil society groups from the cancer, HIV-AIDS and SRHR fields
- Learn about WHO’s new screening guidelines, and the rationale and process for the update
- Explore how to join the global effort by helping to bring the views of women from their communities to inform the new recommendations