Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff Subsidies Marketplaces Enrollment

Partnerships, Additional Funding Allow For Expansion Of PEPFAR To Combat Cervical Cancer

In this post in the Public Health Institute’s “Dialogue4Health” blog, Jeffrey Meer, director of PHI’s Washington-based advocacy on global health, writes that “a significant expansion of [PEPFAR's] existing work to combat cervical cancer” through a partnership with the George W. Bush Institute known as Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR); a 50 percent increase in the U.S. government’s “commitment to screen and treat for this type of cancer from $20 million over five years to $30 million”; and additional funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure “to expand breast cancer awareness and prevention among the same target population of women receiving care at PEPFAR-funded HIV service sites” has allowed “the wonderfully robust PEPFAR prevention and treatment platform, considered one of the great global health achievements in recent times, [to be] made available to a whole new type of prevention — in this case for [a non-communicable disease (NCD)]” (11/21).