Fight against cervical cancer

Our project

ACHA has decided to elaborate a project that aims at digitally centralizing technologies and solutions for cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment (virtual hub), making public ongoing scientific research, gathering educational material and launching, with the collaboration of universities, educational programs to prevent such cancer.

Cornerstones of our project

Diagnosis technologies with evidence

Treatment technologies with evidence

Education and prevention

Scientific Research

Data and statistics

Just in 2018, 300,000 women died due to cervical cancer, and over 85% of them lived in low and middle income countries. This means that, as far as cervical cancer and fatal outcomes are concerned, inequality is implied. In fact, cervical cancer kills more women in 42 countries than any other type of cancer, and in Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular, its mortality rate is 3 times higher than in North America, according to data from the Pan American Health Organization.

Our global network

ACHA works with different stakeholders in the health sector – such as universities, hospitals, patient organizations, health tech companies, governments, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies – and has decided to organize and join them to provide centralized information and support in the fight against cervical cancer.

In this context, ACHA has presented this activity in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Spain, and has obtained collaboration interest from different organizations to carry out pilots in one city in each country. The main idea is to set up hubs in each of the cities, and from each of them provide support to research and development of technology applied to prevention, diagnosis and treatment as well as training and education of women regarding cervical cancer.

What's coming upW

Regarding technology, in particular, a global call is planned for companies to present their technology (applied to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease) with the idea of facilitating and accelerating their reach to all women and health organizations.

The plan is to include more organizations, such as the World Health Organization, EIT Health Spain , EIP on AHA Reference Site Collaborative Network (RSCN)  so that this project and the fight against cervical cancer achieve great success, regardless of the patient’s hometown.

Important information

Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative

Global strategy
Knowledge Repository

WHO RECOMMENDATIONS

Publications
WHO guideline for screening and treatment of cervical pre-cancer lesions for cervical cancer prevention, second edition: use of mRNA tests for human papillomavirus (‎HPV)‎
Generating Evidence for Artificial Intelligence Based Medical Devices: A Framework for Training Validation and Evaluation
New WHO recommendations on screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer among women living with HIV
WHO guideline for screening and treatment of cervical pre-cancer lesions for cervical cancer prevention