Uniting to End Cervical Cancer

3 Strategies. 1 Goal.

The path to elimination

HPV Vaccination

Prevent the disease before it starts. HPV vaccine is one of our most cost-effective tools against cervical cancer, protecting against at least 70% of all cervical cancers.

Screening & Treatment of Precancerous Lesions

Detect early and prevent the progression of the disease. Early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment of precancerous lesions are crucial to driving down incidence in the next decades by preventing the development of cervical cancer.

Treatment & Palliative Care of Invasive Cancers

Minimize disability and suffering. Timely availability of and access to quality, affordable treatment and palliative care can help slow the progression of cervical cancer and protect the dignity and quality of life for women living with this disease.

HPV Vaccination

Prevent the disease before it starts. HPV vaccine is one of our most cost-effective tools against cervical cancer, protecting against at least 70% of all cervical cancers.

Screening & Treatment of Precancerous Lesions

Detect early and prevent the progression of the disease. Early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment of precancerous lesions are crucial to driving down incidence in the next decades by preventing the development of cervical cancer.

Treatment & Palliative Care of Invasive Cancers

Minimize disability and suffering. Timely availability of and access to quality, affordable treatment and palliative care can help slow the progression of cervical cancer and protect the dignity and quality of life for women living with this disease.

Why cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable, yet it is still the fourth most common cancer among women and kills over 300,000 women every year. Concerningly, significant disparities exist: over 90% of these deaths are in low-and middle-income countries.

Why now?

Without action, deaths from cervical cancer are projected to increase 50% by 2040. The WHO’s Global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem provides a roadmap to eliminate cervical cancer within the lifetime of today’s youngest girls.

Latest news and updates

Save the date: for the first time ever, the world has committed to eliminate a cancer

On November 17, WHO will mark this historic announcement and officially launch the global cervical cancer elimination strategy.  Women who have survived cervical cancer from all regions of the world – advocates who have fought the disease – will open the event.  High-level speakers will join them, reflecting support from a broad coalition of partners and agencies. Cervical Cancer elimination partners and advocates are invited to make announcements and pledges of support, to build momentum.

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Latest news and updates

Has the World Health Assembly resolution on the elimination strategy been adopted?

Yes! Member States of the World Health Organization have officially adopted the WHO Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem. The strategy focuses on 3 key pillars: HPV vaccination, screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions; and management of invasive cervical cancer.

Read the full draft strategy now

Latest news and updates

New IVAC Tool on HPV Vaccine

International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) recently launched a new tool with a great interactive module on HPV. This map-based web resource visualizes data on vaccine use and impact. The tool includes data on introduction status, products used, distribution site, and target population.

Visit the IVAC Tool

Latest News and updates

Up to 84 Million Girls in the Poorest Countries Could Receive HPV vaccines in the next 5-year period

GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, raised $8.8 billion during its Global Vaccine Summit 2020 in early June. As part of the Summit, five HPV vaccine manufacturers committed to increasing and prioritizing HPV vaccine supply to Gavi-supported countries. With the funds raised and commitments made by manufacturers, GAVI estimates that up to 84 million girls in the poorest countries could receive HPV vaccines in the next 5-year period, averting 1.4 million future cervical cancer deaths.

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Latest news and updates

Updated HPV Vaccination Maps

PATH has updated tracking maps of HPV vaccine introductions globally to reflect the status as of 4 May 2020.  There are now 107 countries and 21 semi-autonomous territories that have included HPV vaccine in their national programs.

View the maps now

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