Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by Dr Bucho
launching year Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action 2020
On November 17, 2020, the world took its first step regarding Cervical cancer. On this day, the World Health Organization launched a global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer with the support of 194 countries. The launch of the Global Strategy was accompanied by a global day of action that culminated in successful testing and advocacy campaigns, the opening of new treatment facilities, and political commitment to achieve the Strategy’s goals. The event was Led by survivors and advocates, the launch marks the start of a local campaign and action to eradicate cervical cancer by lighting more than 100 landmarks in the color teal, the color of cervical cancer eradication.
On 17 November 2021, WHO marked the first anniversary of this historic initiative Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action in a virtual event streamed online alongside the Day of Action, which included satellite events held in countries around the world. celebrated As part of the celebration, the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) also took the initiative in this global movement to end cervical cancer by vaccinating girls and screening mothers.
WHO: Goals for the Initiative
This global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer proposes:
- a vision of a world where cervical cancer is eliminated as a public health problem;
- a threshold of 4 per 100 000 women-years for elimination as a public health problem;
- the following 90-70-90 targets that must be met by 2030 for countries to be on the path towards cervical cancer elimination:
- 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 the cervical disease receive treatment (90% of women with precancer treated, and 90% of women with invasive cancer managed).
- a mathematical model that illustrates the following interim benefits of achieving the 90-70-90 targets by 2030 in low- and lower-middle-income countries:
- median cervical cancer incidence rate will fall by 42% by 2045, and by 97% by 2120, averting more than 74 million new cases of cervical cancer;
- median cumulative number of cervical cancer deaths averted will be 300 000 by 2030, over 14 million by 2070, and over 62 million by 2120.
source: WHO Global strategy
Event on 17 NOVEMBER 2022
The event will be streamed online on November 17th virtually, and the countdown to elimination continues. So Worldwide leaders, survivors, advocates, partners, and stakeholders will call for action to eliminate cervical cancer through dialogue. Together, we will share stories and educational resources to screen, prevent, treat, and ultimately eliminate cervical cancer.
The historic moment featuring survivors, high-level advocates, and especially a guest, four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Angélique Kidjo
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