The national cervical cancer committee of Belize is comprised of representatives from the government, non-governmental organizations, the private health sector, and the Belize Cancer Society. The committee advocates with policy makers, and provides health information and education to target populations and the general public on the prevention and control of cervical cancer. The committee has also provided support to patients in need for specialized services locally and abroad.
Since the latter part of 2015, the committee embarked on the updating of the cervical cancer clinical guidelines and procedure manual, the development of a policy document, and an update of the national strategic plan. The committee, through IPPF/WHR Member Association the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA), received technical assistance and financial support from partner agencies involved with cervical cancer prevention and control. These agencies are the IPPF/WHR, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Jhpiego.
The cervical cancer clinical guidelines were created in order to ensure that health workers from all sectors have a standardized approach to the prevention and control of cervical cancer.