Pathfinder envisions a world where no women of reproductive age suffer or die from cervical cancer or its complications.
Achieving this vision requires ensuring equitable access to prevention, early detection, and treatment services. Cervical cancer claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year—and deaths are rising. More than 85% of cervical cancer cases and deaths are in low-and middle-income countries because of limited access to preventive services (GLOBOCAN 2020). The burden is much higher in sub-Saharan Africa, where Pathfinder works.
Over the past decade, Pathfinder has been a key player in cervical cancer prevention (CCP) programs in various African countries. Our programs integrate CCP activities with HIV/AIDS treatment and care, maternal health, and sexual and reproductive health programs.