Saving women's lives from cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The Lazarus Effect, 15 Years Later
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 committed to creating a healthier future for women. The partnership aims to reduce new cervical cancer cases by 95 percent among HIV-positive women in eight African countries that 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 $53 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 550,000 women have been screened for cervical cancer
- For more than 480,000 of these women, this was their first cervical cancer screening
- More than 45,000 screened women were found to have pre-cancerous lesions or suspected cancer
- 63% of those with pre-cancerous lesions have received treatment – we are working to scale our efforts
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