Johns Hopkins Affiliate JHPIEGO receives $914,000 for Cervical Cancer Prevention – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
BALTIMORE -- JHPIEGO, an international health affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University, has received a two-year award of more than $914,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue life-saving cervical cancer prevention work in Thailand and Ghana. Through the Cervical Cancer Prevention Outcomes Project, JHPIEGO will produce new findings on the feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability of strategies to prevent cervical cancer in low-resource settings.
Cervical cancer remains the number one cause of cancer deaths among women in many developing countries. Each year more than 233,000 women worldwide die from cervical cancer—the majority in developing countries, where approximately 80% of deaths from cervical cancer occur. This disproportionate burden of disease results from women’s lack of access to affordable and effective services for prevention, testing and treatment.