Women’s Cancer Initiative

Women and cancer: a joint commitment to save lives: promoting innovative solutions for improved access to breast and cervical cancer prevention, care and treatment, so all women can have healthy and productive lives. Through this platform, all stakeholders are heard, individual efforts are strengthened and successful experiences are shared. Dialogue is facilitated leading to multi-sector actions with a wider scope and more potential benefit for girls and women.


Breast and cervical cancer are the most common women’s cancers, with over 400,000 women newly diagnosed and roughly 120,000 women dying annually from these cancers in the Americas. Many of these women’s lives can be saved with effective screening, early diagnosis and accessible treatment. There is an urgent need to scale up cancer prevention, treatment and control, given the high burden of the disease and the availability of cost-effective interventions.

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