100&Change: 2020

Ending Cervical Cancer in Africa-it's Possible

mothers2mothers will scale our proven peer-to-peer approach to prevent, identify, and treat human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer in five African countries.

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Competition Participation
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100&Change: 2020
Subject
Health
Current Work Location
  • Central Province, Zambia
  • Eastern Region, Uganda
  • Gauteng, South Africa
  • Maseru, Lesotho
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Copperbelt Province, Zambia
  • Eastern Region, Uganda
  • Gauteng, South Africa
  • Mafeteng District, Lesotho
  • Kisumu, Kenya
Priority Populations:
  • People with diseases and illnesses
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 5. Gender equality

Executive Summary:

Every two minutes a woman dies of cervical cancer. Most of these deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa, which also has the highest HIV burden. Women living with HIV are up to five times more likely to develop cervical cancer, highlighting the urgent need to increase synergies between HIV and cervical cancer programming. Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), is preventable, and, if caught early, treatable. mothers2mothers will scale our proven peer-to-peer approach and enhance the sexual and reproductive health services we provide in five African countries, to help end cervical cancer by: Adding services focused on HPV prevention, early identification, treatment, and care to reach over 10 million adolescent girls and young women and adolescent boys and young men; broadening our geographic coverage; partnering with Village Reach to ensure that HPV vaccines and other health supplies reach the last mile; and strengthening the capacity

Organization Details
Lead Organization

mothers2mothers

website: https://www.m2m.org/
Organization Headquarters
City of Cape Town, Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
Organization ID
025-359
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity