Global Workshop on Programming Guidance for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Date of event: 29 November 2010 - 2 December 2010
Location: New York

Cervical cancer, caused by sexually-acquired infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), claims the lives of more than 270,000 women every year, of whom 85% live in developing countries. The disease burden has declined significantly in developed countries because measures were taken to: (1) screen women for precancerous lesions and treat before progression to cervical cancer; (2) vaccinate girls and women before sexual debut and, therefore, exposure to oncogenic HPV types.  Pilot projects on vaccinating against HPV and screen-and-treat programs have been encouraging, but highlight the difficulties with scale-up efforts. It is therefore, important for all countries to strengthen systems and improve access to services to diagnose and treat reproductive tract infections and cancers of the reproductive system (as called for in the ICPD Programme of Action; para 7.6).

To address these issues, UNFPA Technical Division/Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch in New York organized a meeting of key stakeholders working on cervical cancer prevention. The main objectives of this meeting were to: (1) provide updated evidence on effective strategies to prevent HPV infection and progression to cervical cancer; (2) bring together lessons learned from demonstration projects and country programmes; (3) develop guidance to make cervical cancer prevention programmes more accessible to women and communities, with an emphasis on approaches for scale-up.




Opening Remarks
Purnima Mane, UNFPA

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control
Nathalie Broutet, WHO

Introducing HPV Vaccine
Susan A. Wang, WHO

Financing for HPV Vaccines: Americas’ Experience with New Vaccines
Andrea Vicari, PAHO

Introduction of National HPV Immunisation Programme: Sharing Malaysia’s Experience
Saidabul Norbaya Buang, Ministry of Health Malaysia

HPV Vaccine Demonstration Project: Experience from the Field
Emmanuel Mugisha, PATH

Bolivia: Management Model of a HPV Vaccine Programme
Jhonny López Gallardo, CIES-IPPF

Strategies and Resources for Financing HPV Vaccines
Gian Gandhi, GAVI

Screening for Precancerous Lesions: What to Use?
Jose Jeronimo, PATH

Cervical Cancer Screening: South Africa the Last 10 Years
Manivasan Moodley, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

New Evidence and Strategies for Scaling-up Cervical Cancer Prevention: the Madagascar Experience
Sonia Randrianarisona Aimée, Ministry of Health South Madagascar

National Cervical Cancer Programme: Mexico
Raquel Espinosa Romero, Ministry of Health Mexico

Prevention Strategies for Cervical Cancer Prevention: the Algerian Experience
Nassira Keddad, Ministry of Health Algeria

Treating Precancerous Lesions: What are the Options?
Daniel Murokora, PATH/Uganda’s Women Health Initiative

Strategies for Referral: Linking Screening to Treatment
Viven Tsu, PATH

WHO Cervical Cancer Prevention Pilot Project in Six African Countries
Nathalie Broutet, WHO

Cervical Cancer Prevention: the Mongolia Experience with Telemedicine
Shinetugs Bayanbileg, UNFPA

Strengthening Health Systems
Nuriye Ortayli, UNFPA

Implementing High Quality Cervical Cancer Prevention: Effective Clinical Training
Enriquito Lu, JHPIEGO

Reproductive Health Commodity Management
Kabir Ahmed, UNFPA

Cervical Cancer Prevention in Turkmenistan
Kemal Goshliyev, UNFPA

Cervical Cancer Prevention in Paraguay
Fernando Llamosas, Ministry of Health Paraguay

Action to Control Cervical and Uterine Cancer: the Nicaraguan Experience
Maribel Hernandez Muñoz, Ministry of Health Nicaragua

Cervical Cancer Control Programme in Morocco
Laila Achrai, Ministry of Health Morocco

BBC Film on Uganda's Cervical Cancer Programme

Cervical Cancer Advocacy and Communication for Diverse Audiences
Scott Wittet, PATH

Advocacy and Community Involvement for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Uganda
Emmanuel Mugisha, PATH

Advocacy for Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer: the Georgia Experience
Tamar Khomasuridze, UNFPA

CNN Video on Georgia's Cervical Cancer Programme



Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential Practice (2006)

Progress in preventing cervical cancer: Updated evidence on vaccination and screening

Evidence-based, Alternative Cervical Cancer Screening Approaches in Low-Resource Settings

Cervical Cancer Prevention Action Planner

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: WHO position paper

Vaccine Donations: WHO-UNICEF Joint Statement

Strengthening Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control