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
In January, health providers throughout the United States recognized Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, reminding women and adolescent girls of the steps needed to prevent this disease. The good news is that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers when caught early. It is caused by...Read more
Earlier this month the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, identified women’s empowerment and global health as priority issues during his second term. In order to help jumpstart these goals, we’ve thought of actions the United Nations can take to support the sexual and...Read more
Cervical cancer, one of the most deadly and most preventable non-communicable diseases, will kill around 300,000 women this year. Although the disease is preventable and treatable with a comprehensive approach that includes screening and HPV vaccination, a lack of resources means that women and...Read more