Through its mobile health units, our local partner—CIES—works to ensure all women, men, and young people living in remote areas of Bolivia are able to receive the sexual and reproductive health services they want, need, and deserve. Watch this video to learn more about the health care needs of...Read more
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines can prevent approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases and provide an opportunity to significantly reduce the number of deaths attributed to the disease. Because of the lack of effective screening programs to identify pre-cancerous lesions when they can easily be...Read more
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines can prevent approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases and provide an opportunity to significantly reduce the number of deaths attributed to the disease. Because of the lack of effective screening programs to identify pre-cancerous lesions when they can easily be...Read more
Cervical cancer is the most prevalent and lethal cancer among women in Bolivia, creating a serious public health and economic burden for an already struggling country. Our Member Association in Bolivia, CIES, began a successful cervical cancer prevention project and vaccinated more than 75,000...Read more
Cervical cancer is the most prevalent and lethal cancer among women in Bolivia, creating a serious public health and economic burden for an already struggling country. Our Member Association in Bolivia, CIES, began a successful cervical cancer prevention project and vaccinated more than 75,000...Read more
A concern for the health and well-being of women, families and communities runs deep in my veins. My grandmother, Margaret Sanger, was arrested in 1916 when she opened America’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn. Moved by her experience as a nurse in New York’s crowded Lower East Side...Read more
Elba Luz Villalobos Navarro is a 62-year-old woman from El Salvador with long graying hair and a kind smile. Two years ago, a doctor in a public health clinic told Elba she was displaying symptoms of cervical cancer. He told her to buy a $40 cream to treat the symptoms, but did not give her a...Read more
Elba Luz Villalobos Navarro is a 62-year-old woman from El Salvador with long graying hair and a kind smile. Two years ago, a doctor in a public health clinic told Elba she was displaying symptoms of cervical cancer. He told her to buy a $40 cream to treat the symptoms, but did not give her a...Read more
Although I've worked with IPPF/WHR for more than 20 years, last month was the first time I ever accompanied our supporters on an extensive visit to one of our Member Associations. It was my pleasure to travel with Jerry and Diane Cunningham to Haiti, and it was a treat to spend time with them on...Read more
On International Women's Day more than 10,000 women and men marched through the streets of Paramaribo, Suriname to raise awareness about breast cancer, a leading cause of death for Surinamese women. Taking advantage of the opportunity to distribute information about its cancer prevention and...Read more