Moving beyond the hospital to raise awareness, diagnose and treat cervical cancer in Paraguay

In the Department of Cordillera, 60 kilometers from Paraguay's capital, the gap in access to information, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer is closing. Health personnel are moving beyond hospitals to raise awareness on this disease, which kills one woman every day in Paraguay.

No woman should die from cervical cancer because it is a preventable disease," says Dr. Alicia Pomata, director of the National Cancer Control Program. "Women should be informed and sensitized so that they can get tested when appropriate," she explains.