One of the most deadly non-communicable diseases will senselessly claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of women this year: cervical cancer. Thankfully, cervical cancer is preventable. However, many in low-resource areas don’t have access to the HPV vaccine that can prevent up to 70% of cervical...Read more
One of the most deadly non-communicable diseases will senselessly claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of women this year: cervical cancer. Thankfully, cervical cancer is preventable. However, many in low-resource areas don’t have access to the HPV vaccine that can prevent up to 70% of cervical...Read more
Did you know that the rate of cervical cancer is seven times higher in Latin American and the Caribbean than in North America? It’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the region. In the Caribbean, the mortality rate is 9.5 percent, compared to just 2.2 percent in North America. In...Read more
Did you know that the rate of cervical cancer is seven times higher in Latin American and the Caribbean than in North America? It’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the region. In the Caribbean, the mortality rate is 9.5 percent, compared to just 2.2 percent in North America. In...Read more
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