African Cervical Health Alliance (ACHA)

A Network of grassroots Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Africa, working together across diverse geographies, to put community action centerstage in the elimination of cervical cancer in Africa. 

Vision

An Africa Free of Cervical Cancer

 

Mission

Empower communities to increase access to prevention and control of cervical cancer in Africa by 2030, as we work to achieve the WHO 90-70-90 Targets. Vision: an Africa free of cervical cancer

Mission

Accountability, Cooperation, Trust, Unity, Respect and Integrity

Africa's Burden

Africa leads the World in Age standardized Incidence and Mortality. Global estimates of incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in 2020: a baseline analysis of the WHO Global Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative

Global estimates of incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in 2020

Source: The Lancet Global Health, Elsevier. February 2023, © 2022 World Health Organization. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00501-0

 

Cost of Delayed Action

Cervical Cancer incidence rate & case projections in LMICs 2020 – 2120 Elimination Strategy vs. Status Quo Source: WHO Modelling

 

Cervical cancer causes immense suffering, but it’s almost completely preventable and, if diagnosed early enough, one of the most successfully treatable cancers,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “We have the tools to make cervical cancer history, but only if we make those tools available to everyone who needs them. Together with our partners in the WHO cervical cancer elimination initiative, that’s what we aim to do.”

 

 

Why Civil Society Involvement?

Women in Africa face significant health disparities, inequities and challenges,
cervical cancer need not be one of them!

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) play a pivotal role in addressing Women’s Health challenges:

  1. Advocating for policy changes,
  2. Raising awareness, education and support

 

We work in communities to:

  1. Improve access to quality healthcare,
  2. Empower women to make informed decisions,
  3. Bring services closer to our women and girls

 

We collaborate with stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise, contributing to women’s health, protecting families and livelihoods.

 

Join Us

Global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer

This global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer proposes: a vision of a world where cervical cancer is eliminated as a public health problem; a threshold of 4 per 100 000 women-years for elimination as a public health problem; the following 90-70-90 targets that must be met by 2030 for countries to be on the path towards cervical cancer elimination:

ACHA Members

Initiative SANT'Elles - BF

Kenyera NGO

Eswatini Cancer Control Unit

CureCervicalCancer

Hope on feet CBO

KILELE Health Association

LVCT Health

Symbol of hope warriors

Women For Cancer Early Detection and Treatment

Africa Cancer Foundation

AlemFre Pinkhouse Cancer Foundation

Action Against Cancer Association

Coalition of women living with HIV and AIDS

DREAM Community of Sant 'Egidio Malawi

Humanity at Heart international Association

Kenyan Network of Cancer Organizations(KENCO)

Women's Coalition Against Cancer

Youth Alliance Against Cancer (YoACA)

I-TECH Namibia

Young Woman Empowerment Network

Medicaid Cancer Foundation

Women's Cancers Relief Foundation

Cancer Alliance

Shujaa Cancer Foundation

Uganda Women's Cancer Support Organization

Teal Sisters Foundation

Zambian Cancer Society

ACHA Partners

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