...the cervical cancer prevention efforts of the NGO community in Haiti
...the Haitian medical & community leaders in their efforts to develop a national cervical cancer prevention program.
Reducing maternal mortality has been one of the UN Millennium goals for many years.
The mortality from cervical cancer, which is preventable, now exceeds maternal mortality in many low resource countries.
This message needs to be echoed on the global health stage & preventing cervical cancer needs to become a worldwide health priority.
The NGO community has the potential to be a great resource in Haiti and it needs to unite and focus on supporting the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP), the Haitian Ob Gyn Society (SHOG), the Haiti arm of JHPIEGO and the Groupe de Support Controle le Cancer.