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November 17 Cervical cancer elimination

November 17 is the Cervical cancer elimination Call to action Day

By the time you finish reading this article a woman would have died somehwere in the world due to cervical cancer ……… This happens every two minutes!

17 November 2023, the global movement to eliminate cervical cancer turns 3!

In 2020, 194 countries resolved to eliminate a cancer for the first time and WHO launched the Global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.

This historic response to the WHO Director-General’s call to action in 2018 catalysed a social movement and sparked an annual tradition, bringing communities across the world together for a Day of Action for Cervical Cancer Elimination.

The Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy envisions a world without cervical cancer and cases are less than 4 per 100 000 women-years for elimination as a public health problem;

In order to be on the path to this elimination countries need to achieve the following elimination targets by 2030

  • 90% of girls fully vaccinated with HPV vaccine by age 15 years.
  • 70% of women are screened with a high-performance test by 35 years of age and again by 45 years of age
  • 90% of women identified with cervical disease receive treatment (90% of women with precancer treated, and 90% of women with invasive cancer managed).

Did you know that HIV and cervical cancer have a unique relationship which results in fast progression in cervical cancer.

Communities are coming together to get the word out. Here are a few links to what others have planned around the day of action.

  1. Ireland is set to announce its target date to achieve the WHO elimination targets on the 17th of November as a followup to its commitment to the WHO elimination initiative
  2. Learn about new technologies as you Hear from survivors as they discuss the patient journey, limitations to standard treatments at each stage — from abnormal Pap Test results to the unfortunate diagnosis of cancer — and how they bringing new hashtag#technology to market. Join the webinar by registering here.
  3. The European society for gynacological oncology brings you trands in Cervical intarepithelial neoplasia teatment on the 23rd of November register here
  4. Early bird! The African Cervical Health Alliance (ACHA )Launches on the 14th of November 2023-To join the session virtually, Register here.

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