Advocacy and Policy

Basic Health International has been a technical collaborator for the Pan-American Health Organization / World Health Organization, helping with the content of cervical cancer guidelines, manuals and reports. These materials give the evidence many countries around the world need to change their own policies and guidelines on cervical cancer prevention and treatment.

In 2018 the Inter-sectoral and Inter-institutional Committee for Cancer Control in El Salvador will launch an advocacy plan to increase the MOH budget for cervical cancer prevention programs. An awareness campaign will be developed to address the social and cultural barriers that prevent women from getting screened for cervical cancer.