Go Further is committed to creating a healthier future for women with an aim to reduce new cervical cancer cases by 95 percent among women living with HIV.
Launched in May 2018, Go Further is an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Merck, and Roche.
Go Further invests in partner countries to integrate and scale up cervical cancer screening and treatment services within existing platforms for HIV care and women’s health. The mission of this partnership is driven by the thousands of mothers, sisters, and daughters who bravely confront HIV and cervical cancer diagnoses every day.
The United States has a history of being a compassionate nation – a tradition that continues through programs like PEPFAR, and partnerships like Go Further. When President Bush announced PEPFAR in 2003, he said, “Seldom has history offered a greater opportunity to do so much for so many.” Built on compassion, PEPFAR’s investments have saved over 20 million lives.
Knowing the risk cervical cancer poses to women living with HIV, it is not only the right thing to do ethically and programmatically to provide services in this area, but it safeguards the investments PEPFAR has made across the region and furthers the prosperity and stability of countries where Go Further partners.