Cervical cancer library
Cervical cancer organizations
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)
AVAC seeks to create a favorable policy and social environment for accelerated ethical research and eventual global delivery of AIDS vaccines as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
ACS is a US community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The international mission of ACS concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other cancer-related organizations throughout the world in carrying out shared strategic directions.
Cervical Cancer Action (CCA)
Cervical Cancer Action: A Global Coalition to Stop Cervical Cancer is a community of organizations and individuals dedicated to working collaboratively to eliminate cervical cancer deaths worldwide.
EngenderHealth works globally to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.
European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA)
The ECCA network comprises more than 60 different organisations across Europe. The group raises awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership focused on increasing children's access to vaccines in poor countries. Partners include the GAVI Fund, national governments, United Nations Children's Fund, World Health Organization (WHO), The World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the vaccine industry, public health institutions, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The GAVI Fund provides resources for the Alliance programs.
Institut Català d' Oncologia (ICO)
ICO contributes to the fight against cancer by integrating oncological treatment, epidemiological investigation, cancer prevention, and teaching.
- Visit ICO website
- Visit WHO/ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer website
- Download Vaccine HPV and Cervical Cancer in the World 2007 Report (17 MB PDF)
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
IARC is an affiliated research center of the WHO. The agency's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer and the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
IAVI is a global nonprofit, public-private partnership working to accelerate the development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. IAVI researches and develops vaccine candidates, conducts policy analyses, and serves as an advocate for the field with offices in Africa, India, and Europe.
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
FIGO's mission is to promote the well-being of women and their children and to raise the standard of practice in obstetrics and gynecology around the world. FIGO strives to ensure respect for women, advance their status, and promote greater involvement of women in obstetrics and gynecology.
International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
INCTR is dedicated to helping to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries where such capacity is presently limited. It creates a foundation on which to build strategies designed to lessen the suffering, limit the number of lives lost, and promote the highest quality of life for children and adults with cancer in these countries, and to increase the quantity and quality of cancer research throughout the world.
International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS)
IPVS is formally incorporated as a nonprofit organization of biomedical scientists who are investigating human and animal papillomaviruses and their associated diseases.
International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
UICC is a nongovernmental, independent association of more than 270 member organizations in over 80 countries. Its objectives are to advance scientific and medical knowledge in research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, and to promote all other aspects of the campaign against cancer throughout the world.
Jhpiego is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health of women and families throughout the world. Through advocacy, education, and performance improvement, Jhpiego helps host-country health policymakers, educators, and service providers increase access and reduce barriers to quality reproductive health services.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
NCCC is a US-based coalition that seeks to educate the public about cervical cancer prevention and outreach, new screening and treatment options, cervical cancer screening and follow-up programs, HPV, the limitations of the Pap smear, and its success as a screening tool for clinicians.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
PAHO is an international public health agency with more than 90 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the WHO.
PATH cervical cancer prevention
PATH has been active in cervical cancer control for nearly 15 years—through alliances that increase women's access to screening and treatment, vaccine introduction, and global dissemination of information and resources.
United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) International Portfolio
The NCI plays an important role in promoting global health and contributing to the economy and security of nations around the world.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. WHO is governed by 193 Member States through the World Health Assembly.