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IGCS  partnered with TogetHER for Health to hold an informational and collaborative webinar on Wednesday, May 13.

Addressing Cervical Cancer Care and Sexual & Reproductive Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Topic: For girls and women, the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing how sexual and reproductive health (SHR) care, including cervical cancer prevention and treatment services, is delivered worldwide. As Ministries of Health scramble to meet health needs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing concern that meeting critical SRH needs of women and girls in low- and middle-income settings will become increasingly difficult, with potentially devastating consequences.

In this webinar, panelists discussed how frontline service providers are responding to the challenges of COVID-19 to adapt cervical cancer care and SRH clinical guidelines and practices to meet the patient and community needs during this challenging time.

Intended audience: health care professionals, program planners and managers, and local organizations engaged in cervical cancer prevention and care and in sexual & reproductive health services as well as patients, families, and advocacy organizations.

Moderator

Celina Schocken (USA)
TogetHER for Health, Executive Director

Speakers & Panelists

Mary Eiken (USA)
IGCS, Chief Executive Officer

Dicey Jackson Scroggins (USA)
IGCS, Director of Global Outreach & Engagement
23-year ovarian cancer survivor

Greta Dreyer (South Africa)
IGCS, Council Member
Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Pretoria

Milly Kaggwa (Uganda)
Senior Clinical Advisor for Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Population Services International (PSI)

TogetHER for Health:  TogetHER for Health brings together implementing organizations, advocates, donors and policymakers to make rapid progress on preventing cervical cancer. With its partners, TogetHER works to mobilize critical resources and attention needed to end preventable cervical cancer deaths.

Population Services International (PSI): Working in more than 45 countries worldwide, PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.