Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable forms of cancer, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively. New diagnoses can be reduced in two ways, HPV vaccination and screening of the cervix with follow on treatment of early changes before cancer appears. However, despite the availability of vaccination, screening and preventive treatment, those services are not yet reaching enough girls and women, especially those living in the developing world, where screening and vaccine coverage remain very low. Currently, most women diagnosed with cervical cancer are diagnosed with advanced cancers, where the opportunity for a cure is small.
PSI-Caribbean is working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health to increase primary prevention by supporting and boosting the HPV vaccination efforts, and to increase secondary prevention by offering new technologies in screening while strengthening the existing screening services.
In addition to our partnership with the Ministry of Health, PSI-C has partnered with other local business partners and NGOs that are passionate and committed to working together to reduce the prevalence of cervical.