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Go Further

Saving women's lives from cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. 

1M

Cervical cancer screenings supported for women living with HIV

880K

Women screened for the first time

7.1M

Women living with HIV in the twelve Go Further target countries

Our partnership with PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and Merck is implementing a strategy to end cervical cancer and save lives. Women living with HIV are five times more likely to develop cervical cancer.

Launched in May 2018, Go Further is an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the George W. Bush Institute, UNAIDS, and Merck.

Go Further is committed to creating a healthier future for women. The partnership aims to reduce new cervical cancer cases by 95 percent among women living with HIV in twelve African countries, which have some of the highest rates of HIV prevalence and cervical cancer incidence in the world.

Go Further invests in partner countries to integrate and scale-up cervical cancer screening and treatment services within existing platforms for HIV treatment and women’s health.

The Bush Institute and PEPFAR have partnered in this space since 2011, and since Go Further was launched in 2018, PEPFAR has invested over $93 million in cervical cancer screening and treatment for HIV-positive women.

The success of this program is made possible by the thousands of mothers, sisters, and daughters who bravely confront HIV and cervical cancer diagnoses every day.

Through this partnership

  • More than 1 million cervical cancer screenings for women living with HIV have been completed
  • Over 880,000 women living with HIV have been screened for the first time
  • More than 41,500 women with pre-cancerous lesions have received treatment

5X

Women living with HIV are five times more likely to develop cervical cancer

1

Cervical cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in Sub-Saharan Africa

100K

Number of women in Sub-Saharan Africa diagnosed with cervical cancer each year

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