As the most common types of cancer for women in our region, breast and cervical cancer have emerged as major health issues. Being unable to reach services that can prevent, detect, and treat breast and cervical cancers means the disease is claiming women’s lives at alarming rates.
The number of deaths from cervical cancer is seven times higher in Latin America and the Caribbean than in North America. To meet the urgent needs of Caribbean women, we have pledged – with the support of our partners – to dramatically increase cancer-related services by 2020. Through alliances with our member associations, governments, and the private sector, we are making cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment services more available to women.