More Focus On, Funding For Cervical Cancer Needed To Prevent, Treat Disease, Advocates Say

Devex: The women’s health advocates pitching the end of cervical cancer
“…After three years of work in India, [Kathy Vizas, a Maverick Collective member,] found that the larger donors she approached were not interested in supporting and expanding the work [to prevent, detect, and treat cervical cancer]. This follows a trend of cervical cancer programs ramping up then scaling back, leading her and other advocates to conclude that what stands in the way of eliminating this preventable and treatable disease is a lack of knowledge, urgency, and — above all — funding. … Vizas is the co-founder of TogetHER, a new initiative founded in February that focuses on advocacy and communications to end cervical cancer…” (Cheney, 5/22).