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World Cancer Day 2019 (4)

4 February, 2019

From the WHO website: www.who.int

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Today, 4 February, is World Cancer Day. Cervical cancer is one of the greatest threats to women's health. Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer. Each year, more than 300 000 women die of cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable forms of cancer, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively. We must ensure that all girls are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) and that every woman over 30 is screened and treated for pre-cancerous lesions.

WHO is working to eliminate cervical cancer as a global public health problem.

Now is the time to get vaccinated.

Now is the time to get screened and treated if necessary.

Now is the time to eliminate cervical cancer.

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What is WHO doing?

In May 2018, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a global call for action towards the elimination of cervical cancer.

https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/call-to-action-elimination-cervic...

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Best wishes, Neil

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