Following the call from the WHO Director General in 2018, in August 2020, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling for elimination of cervical cancer and adopting a strategy to make it happen.
The Global Strategy outlines the following threshold: we will have eliminated cervical cancer as a public health problem when all countries reach an incidence rate of less than 4 cases per 100 000 women. This should happen within the lifetime of today’s young girls.
It has three main pillars: prevent, screen and treat, that capture a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, effective screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions, early cancer diagnosis and programmes for the management of invasive cancer.
from cervical cancer, more than 85% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries.
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