Aligned with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer. the SUCCESS project – Scale Up Cervical Cancer Elimination with Secondary prevention Strategy – aims at screening 185,000 women, 40% of whom are living with HIV, in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala and the Philippines.
These four low- and middle-income countries are representative of resource-limited regions where more than 90% of the women who die from cervical cancer today are found. Moreover, women living with HIV are six times as likely to develop cervical cancer compared to women who are HIV negative.
SUCCESS, through its various activities, focuses on secondary prevention by introducing and expanding HPV screening within the screening and treatment of precancerous lesions. SUCCESS aims to build capacity in partner countries to improve coverage of cervical cancer control services by integrating secondary prevention services into both HIV services and reproductive health services. The project also engages in regional outreach with up to 20 countries through activities focusing on capacity building and health financing.
Funded by Unitaid, SUCCESS is implemented by Expertise France, with consortium partners including Jhpiego and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and technical support partners including National Cancer Institutes of Brazil, France, Japan and USA.