Sustained Political Commitment, Investments Critical To Cervical Cancer Prevention, Achieving UHC For Women

BMJ Opinion: Cervical cancer services are the next frontier for universal health care coverage in LMICs
Marleen Temmerman, chair of department obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University East-Africa, and Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general of family, women’s and children’s health at the WHO, write, “Sustained political commitment and strategic investments in cervical cancer prevention can not only save millions of lives over the next 10 years, but can also pave the way for the broader fight against all cancers. Now is the time for action at national, regional, and global levels. Now it’s time to turn the tide and reach the next frontier, making universal health coverage a reality for many women” (9/20).