For more than a decade, Jhpiego has been committed to building local capacity in low-resource settings for the implementation of a “Single Visit Approach” to cervical cancer screening and treatment. The Single Visit Approach involves visual inspection of the cervix after application o
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Among its many cervical cancer prevention efforts, Jhpiego is working with two university-affiliated health care facilities in Thailand and the Philippines to vaccinate adolescent girls against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause
As a medical student in Bangkok, Khunying Kobchitt “Kobbie” Limpaphayom saw firsthand the devastating impact of cervical cancer on Thai women and their families—a woman about 40 years of age arrived for a doctor’s appointment with blood running down her leg and a foul odor pervading h
In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths among women in the developing world, Jhpiego researchers are preparing to recruit a formidable ally in their fight—mothers. The aim of the two-year project is to reach the next generation of women before they contract this deadly disease
For the past four years, bicyclists participating in the Thailand Tour of Hope have helped raise money for cervical cancer prevention. Jhpiego has been a beneficiary, receiving $84,000. Proceeds from each year’s race are matched dollar for dollar by GlaxoSmithKline.