A program in collaboration with Jhpiego Philippines affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, CECAP is an alliance of public and private health organizations and sectors which, to this day, has been building the capacity of communities, conducting training, doing research on cervical cancer prevention, and developing pro-poor services, all towards a cervical cancer-free Philippines.


Its initiative is to increase country readiness for implementation of the expanded cervical cancer
prevention efforts by strengthening local capacity to deliver effective, high-quality, sustainable
screening and treatment services based on the Single Visit Approach (SVA). It aims to...

Promote healthy lifestyle

through education and information campaigns;

Conduct continuous training and education on cervical cancer prevention

This will build the capacity of the community to implement cervical cancer screening through visual inspection with acetic acid linked to treatment in a single visit approach. Continuous training and education will support a sustained and extended large-scale coordinated cervical cancer prevention effort. This also includes teaching women in the community about healthy lifestyle and vaccination.

Undertake research on cervical cancer prevention

Research is an important component of any advocacy that could serve as a baseline and reference for making policies and guidelines.

Strive to develop centers of excellence for service, training, and research

The centers shall serve as a model clinic for the prevention of cervical cancer, especially for the underserved. It serves to provide training for all health care providers, advocates, and the community.

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The Visit

Dr. Ricky Lu, the director of family planning and reproductive Health, and cervical cancer prevention (CECAP) Programs of the Jhpiego Affiliates of the Johns Hopkins University, came to the Philippines.

The Meeting in Thailand | December 2005

Then Chairperson of the Cancer Institute of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Cecilia Llave, was invited to present the the status of cervical cancer in the Philippines. This JHPIEGO global cancer prevention meeting among international collaborators and stakeholders addressed the call to action towards cancer control, since the cause of cervical cancer is now known and there is a prophylactic vaccine that can prevent the cancer.

The Challenge

The Philippine team was challenged to come up with programs in the country so that it can be disseminated to all Filipino women.

The Founding

Upon returning to the country, The Cancer Institute of the University of the Philippines, under the chairmanship of Dr. Cecilia Llave, began to formulate a program on how the Single Visit Approach will be advocated.


With the help of Jhipiego, CECAP - a program to empower and teach women about cervical cancer prevention and control - was established.


The Cervical Cancer Prevention Network Program shares the commitment of empowering in the fight against cervical cancer with the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH), Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF), University of the Philippines Manila-Philippine General Hospital (UPM-PGH), the Cancer Institute, APEC - ECHO Program for Cervical cancer prevention and control, and Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University.